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Humans alter Earth’s chemistry from beyond the grave

PRAGUE: It's not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday. Whether our bodies are buried or cremated, they leach iron,…

Dead Frenchwoman hit with tax demand – in her grave

RENNES: Combining the old adage about death and taxes, French authorities have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman -- addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany. The mayor of the seaside town of Sarzeau said he had…