Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Why Fathers Murder Their Families on Days Like Today
According to a study published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, a disproportionate number of family killings happened in the month of August, and more than half on weekends.
A "family annihilator" is someone who kills more than one member of his family, and we write "his" because these killers happen to be overwhelmingly male.
While that may not be terribly surprising, researchers also found another odd commonality after studying patterns in 71 cases. According to a study published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, a disproportionate number of the killings happened in the month of August, and more than half on weekends. To get even more granular, most of the killings happened on Sundays.
So the obvious question is why?
Data tells the story. In two-thirds of the cases, family disputes like access to children triggered the killings. These disputes tended to blow up around the time that fathers had to return children to their mothers, and this happens most often on Sundays.
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
- Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
- Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
- Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
It's a "canary in the coalmine," said one climate scientist.
- A team of researchers discovered that permafrost in Northern Canada is melting at unusually fast rates.
- This could causes dangerous and costly erosion, and it's likely speeding up climate change because thawing permafrost releases heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere.
- This week, Canada's House of Commons declared a national climate emergency.
One of Stephen Hawking's predictions seems to have been borne out in a man-made "black hole".
- Stephen Hawking predicted virtual particles splitting in two from the gravitational pull of black holes.
- Black holes, he also said, would eventually evaporate due to the absorption of negatively charged virtual particles.
- A scientist has built a black hole analogue based on sound instead of light.
Not every part of a satellite burns up in reentry. Considering the growing number of satellites in orbital space, that's a big problem.
- Earth's orbital space is getting more crowded by the day.
- The more satellites and space junk we put into orbit, the greater a risk that there could be a collision.
- Not all materials burn up during reentry; that's why scientists need to stress test satellite parts to ensure that they won't become deadly falling objects.
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