Thursday, January 26, 2006

A man participates in a suicide pact and fails to die, getting convicted later of manslaughter for the death of the other person in the pact.

Moral of the story: get it right the first time.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Meanwhile, earlier this month a college student from Marin County, California, clearly committed suicide by shooting himself.
Two teenaged girls in Wisconsin died after being hit by a train. The relatives object to the official ruling that it was a double suicide. If it wasn't a suicide, maybe they should be nominated for a Darwin Award.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Google tells the U.S. Justice Department to sod off. Perhaps not in so many words, but the ideas is clear enough. Good for Google.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Oregon's assisted suicide law has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. It's nice to know the States still have some perogatives.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke is holding workshops on the "peaceful pill" in New Zealand.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Researchers believe they have found Mozart's skull (sans jawbone). Now, can someone tell me why it's acceptable for people to dig up a stranger's skull and make it part of some museum but if you or i were to put someone's skull on display in our homes it would be considered macabre if not ghoulish?