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What should happen to our online selves after we die?

What should happen to our online selves after we die?

Technology
By Katerina Vittozzi, news correspondent Almost one in four people say they would support having a "data death" soon after their physical death, according to new research.LifeSearch found that 24% of people would want their social media and email accounts automatically deleted, instead of leaving it to their relatives to have to go through their data and close down their accounts. But it also found the vast majority of people, 92%, had never discussed what they want to happen with their online data after they die.LifeSearch spokesperson Emma Walker said: "With our online presence increasingly a part of everyday life, it's important that we consider what will happen to our social media profiles, email accounts and the thousands of photos, videos and mem...
Study: 100k patients injured, die each year after misdiagnosis

Study: 100k patients injured, die each year after misdiagnosis

Health
July 11 (UPI) -- About 100,000 people are disabled or die each year due to a medical misdiagnosis, a study says, with a large proportion of them linked to just three groups of medical condition. Nearly 38 percent of diagnostic errors that result in death or permanent disability are linked to lung cancer and other cancers, according to research published Thursday in Diagnosis. Another 22.8 percent of deaths and serious injuries are associated with strokes and other vascular events, and 13.5 percent come from infections such as sepsis. Together, these "big three" categories are responsible for the majority of misdiagnosed conditions. Researchers in the new study say the large number of diagnostic errors resulting in medical issues or death requires some sort of fix, be it computer-based as...
Mystery ‘tequila plant’ agave to flower in Cambridge after 57 years

Mystery ‘tequila plant’ agave to flower in Cambridge after 57 years

Science
A giant "tequila plant" is set to flower for the first - and only - time after more than half a century.The flower spike appeared a month ago at Cambridge University Botanic Garden and is now three metres (10ft) tall.Staff have been tending the agave, part of a family of plants from which tequila is made, since 1962 but cannot confirm its species until it flowers.They will soon have to remove the roof of the glasshouse as it continues to grow, but once it flowers, it will die.Experts at the garden were delighted when the plant's spike began to grow, indicating it will finally bloom. The succulent resembles a gi...
Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

World
July 7 (UPI) -- The Indonesian Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning that later expired in the wake of an earthquake that struck off the country's eastern coast Sunday. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and North Maluku at 11:08 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The depth was 22.5 miles below the surface. Indonesian media reported that the effects of the earthquake were felt in the city of Manando and the surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damage. Sunday also saw contunued seismic activity in California, after the U.S. state was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Thursday, followed by a magnitude 7.1 quake on Friday. Geophysicist John Bellini told CNN that more than 4,700 quake...