Yesterday, I was reading about people who had disappeared via their own free will (not abductions, etc).
The most interesting article that I came across is this one from Wired. Apparently, the most reason that most people fail to fall of the map completely is because they can’t handle it psychologically. They reach out to their former lives often and occasionally make mistakes (calling from a traceable #, using an old IP address, etc).
I guess if you want to run away, you really have to commit.
Every once in a while, scientist try to be funny. I just caught a review in my daily eTOCs that begins like this:
“With all due respect to The Mousetrap, arguably the world’s longest running play in theatrical history since it opened in London’s West End in 1952,1 no other plot comes close to having the scientific twists and turns offered by The Estrogen Receptor Story.”
“It is an online marketplace for scientific experiments. Imagine eBay, but for scientific knowledge. You post an experiment that you want to outsource, and scientific service providers submit bids to do the work. The goal is to make scientific research more efficient by making it easy for researchers to access experimental expertise from core facilities with underutilized capacity.”