'Suicide' Internet search turns up 'how to' advice -- study
I did my own search at Yahoo! (I never use Google) and found that the "how to" sites do not appear at all for results under "suicide". Maybe the internet giant has already filtered these types of sites just prior to the article's release.
People searching the Internet for information about suicide methods are more likely to find sites encouraging suicide than those offering help or support, according to a study released Friday.
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Manchester found that nearly half of websites showing up in queries of the four top search engines gave "how to" advice on taking one's own life.
Only 13 percent, by contrast, focused on suicide prevention or offered support, while another 12 percent actively discouraged suicide.
Previous studies have shown that media reporting of suicide and its portrayal on television influence suicidal behavior, particularly the choice of method used, but little is known about the impact of the Internet.
and then this...
Within a tank called a resomator, the body is immersed in a 1:21 solution of potash lye and water. Gas-powered steam generators build up pressure within the tank as the temperature rises up to around 170 degrees celcius. Thanks to the pressure (and despite what the general news media would have you think) there is no boiling, only a chemical reaction that completely liquefies everything but the bone ash in our bodies. When the tank is opened, only the bone ash and any implants or prosthetics the person had remain.