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Robot 'suicide' after becoming tired of housework?

An Austrian cleaning robot allegedly immolates itself on a kitchen hotplate. Because, you know, housework.

By November 13, 2013

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Suicide chatter on Twitter hints at state suicide rates -- study

Sifting through millions of tweets, researchers at Brigham Young say they found that each state's ratio of tweets discussing suicide strongly correlates with its actual suicide rate.

By October 11, 2013

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Facebook to run PSA on suicide prevention

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, the social network will promote an infographic to remind members that help is just a click away.

By September 17, 2013

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NATO car device vows to stop suicide bombers

Researchers in Norway design an electromagnetic device that can stop vehicles by making their engines cut out.

By September 16, 2013

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By August 21, 2013

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'Bridge of Life' projects messages to prevent suicides

A bridge in South Korea where many people have taken their lives has been revamped with inspirational messages of hope that light up as people walk by.

By June 25, 2013

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Petition asks Nintendo to name character after Robin Williams

Over 100,000 people have signed the petition, though it's not clear yet whether Nintendo might bring Williams to a future title.

By August 18, 2014

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Facebook kills social suicide app Social Roulette

Mimicking the real-life game Russian roulette, the app gave Facebook users a one-in-six chance of deleting their own account before the social network deleted the app.

By May 13, 2013

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Amazon to Hachette: Lower e-book prices to $9.99 to end dispute

The e-commerce company has made the book publisher a public offer: accept $9.99 e-book prices, and Amazon won't ask for more of each sale.

By July 29, 2014

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Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute

Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette.

By July 25, 2014