Immediately after you die, your body begins to decompose. Trace thought it would be interesting to take a look at everything that happens after your heart stops beating.
The 5 Stages of Human Decomposition
“When people die, their body starts to decay immediately.”
5 weird things that happen after you die
“Nature isn't kind to the human body after death.”
How Dying Works
“After the heart stops beating, the body immediately starts turning cold.”
A Human Corpse Post-Mortem: The Stages of Decomposition
Bones, in the first year of death begin to bleach and moss or algae may grow on them.”
I’ve been an embalmer for 14 years and see my share of bodies. Any questions?
“I spend my time with dead bodies, cleaning them and preparing them for funerals. It's delicate work. Go ahead, ask me anything”
What is apoptosis?
“There are two ways that a cell can die: necrosis and apoptosis.”
Brain Wave Surge Moments Before Death
“A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of ‘out of body’ experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals.”
Life After Brain Death: Is the Body Still ‘Alive’?
“A 13-year-old girl in California continues to be on a ventilator after being declared brain-dead by doctors.”
Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection
Human decomposition: study maps internal bacteria
“We may not be so different from zombies when we die, after all. A new study analyzing bacterial communities involved in the decomposition of corpses illustrates how a cadaver becomes a living, thriving ecosystem for microorganisms.”
Stages of Decomposition
“Decomposition of a corpse is a continual process that can take from weeks to years, depending on the environment.”
How Body Farms Work
“In order to understand how body farms work, it helps to know some basics about human death and decay.”
Eyelid Closure at Death
“Majority (63%) of the patients died with their eyes fully closed, however, 37% had bilateral ptosis at death, with incomplete eye closure.”
Gross Stages Of Human Decomposition
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