Is there life after death? We can never really be sure. The problem is, we're all kind of dead once we find out. Personally, I believe that the soul stays intact after we die. This is partially based on my religion (I'm Roman Catholic) but also on the recollections of people who have had near-death experiences. I find these stories to be very interesting. I read about one woman who was blind since birth. She had a near-death experience at a hospital where her heart stopped beating for a time. She pictured herself rising up from the hospital room into the sky. That's right - she pictured it. She could accurately describe the room she was in after the experience. This is a difficult phenomenon to explain away by "hallucination". Stories like this one happen, not frequently, but often enough that science isn't quite sure what it all means. Science can't figure out what quantifies a soul.
Here is a story about a NDE: