Friday, 13 September 2013

News from Around the World (13/9)

Suicide Survivor - Mistakenly, many think the term refers to people who have unsuccessfully attempted suicide. The term actually refers to a family member or friend who has lost a loved one to suicide.


Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths? - Human hunting or climate change or both can explain the demise of mammoths and other Ice Age megafauna.


Contact loss with Comet Chaser - Communication with the spacecraft was lost some time between August 11 and August 14 (we only talk to the spacecraft about once per week). The last communication was on August 8. After considerable effort, the team on August 30 determined the cause of the problem. The team is now trying to determine how best to try to recover communication.”


Chopsticks That Doubles As Straws - Called “Soup Sticks”, this pair of surprisingly sturdy chopsticks doubles up as straws, allowing us to drink both our soup and eat our noodles without switching utensils.


The Pains Of Composing An Email