Latest Fatality Stories

2011-04-19 14:25:01

When your team wins a close one, you may be in danger driving home after the game, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. The study shows that traffic fatalities rise near the hometowns of winning teams on game days. "The thrill of victory may result in a not-so-thrilling consequence for winning fans' drive home," write authors Stacy Wood (North Carolina State University), Melayne Morgan McInnes, and David A. Norton (both University of South Carolina). "While some...

2011-03-09 10:20:00

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of the winning team, according to new research from North Carolina State University. It turns out there may be more on the line than many sports fans bargained for. "A previous study showed that traffic fatalities increased in the hours following the Super Bowl. We wanted to see if that held true for other high-profile sporting events and,...

2008-12-17 18:26:59

New York City subways are relatively safe but have the highest fatality rate of all U.S. mass transit -- possibly because of alcohol, researchers say. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York reviewed files from the city's medical examiner's office for all city subway-related deaths between 1990 and 2003. They found there were 668 fatalities, of which 1.5 percent were homicides, 51.3 percent were suicides and 47.2 percent were accidental or...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.