Thursday, December 10, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Hajj Stampede in September Killed Over 2,400, New Count Finds"

2. "The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to spend $15 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the city knowingly ignored the dangers of a North Hollywood intersection that lacked a stoplight before a car struck two sisters crossing the street there, killing one and severely injuring the other."

3. "According to the CDC, November and December are the months with the fewest suicides."

Suicides actually tend to rise in the spring and summer...One reason is that warm weather is activating, so people who are suicidal might not find the energy to attempt suicide until spring....

There might also be biological explanations for the phenomenon. Among the more fascinating: tree pollen.