Monday, March 14, 2016

Israeli hiker finds rare, 2,000-year-old gold coin
JERUSALEM — Israel’s Antiquities Authority says a hiker has found a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin.
The authority said Monday that the ancient coin appears to be only the second of its kind to have been found. It said London’s British Museum possesses the other coin.
The coin, from the year A.D. 107, bears the image of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was minted as part of a series of coins honoring Roman rulers.

LA Coroner quits as 180 bodies pile up in morgue
 Neal Colegrass  March 14
(NEWSER) – With dead bodies stacking up and a budget that apparently falls short, the Los Angeles County coroner has quit his job.
Mark Fajardo abruptly announced last week that he's resigning after two years as top medical examiner, the LA Times reports. "Ultimately, I wasn’t supplied the resources I need to perform my job duties," he says. "Every year we made requests for positions that needed to be filled. ... Each year we were not supplied the personnel we need."

At some point, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones – and for those left behind, it is transforming how we experience the death of those around us. 
  • By Brandon Ambrosino
14 March 2016

The numbers of the dead on Facebook are growing fast. By 2012, just eight years after the platform was launched, 30 million users with Facebook accounts had died. That number has only gone up since. Some estimates claim more than 8,000 users die each day.
At some point in time, there will be more dead Facebook users than living ones. Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard.

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