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suicides

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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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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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Suicide is funny, says Hyundai ad

How should you hype the fact that your hatchback has breathtakingly clean emissions? Why, by making a joke about people who try to commit suicide in their cars.

By April 25, 2013

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Foxconn denies report of attempted suicide at factory

Manufacturing giant confirms that a dispute occurred at one of its factories but denies that anyone jumped from the roof.

By April 1, 2013

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Facebook boosts efforts on suicide prevention

The social network works with suicide watch group to detect early warning signs in at-risk users. After Web activist Aaron Swartz ended his life, this type of work is all the more relevant.

By January 23, 2013