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Ukraine's Crimea raises tension by setting secession vote "Crimea's Moscow-backed government voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia and accelerated a snap referendum to ratify the move, a dramatic escalation of tension that pushed the West closer to imposing sanctions if Russian troops don't withdraw. The scheduling of the vote for March 16 means that Crimea could be absorbed into Russia in a matter of weeks."
Mystery man revealed: The face behind Bitcoin "Satoshi Nakamoto stands at the end of his sunbaked driveway looking timorous. And annoyed. He's wearing a rumpled T-shirt, old blue jeans and white gym socks, without shoes, like he has left the house in a hurry." (Also: Satoshi Nakamoto denies inventing bitcoin amid farcical media chase - Guardian)
How the famous marshmallow study explains environmental conservation "Johnson thinks a lot about how humans interact with ocean resources (like fish), and what drives us to exploit or conserve these resources. One question she returns to, over and over, is: How can we enable people to take a long-term view when it comes to the wealth of the oceans — 'to save some for later, to use the ocean without using it up?'"
Can you tell the difference between a human writer and a robot? "Bot or Not is a simple game with an existentially complicated premise: Can you tell whether a short poem was written by an actual writer … or a machine? Oscar Schwartz and Benjamin Laird, two Australians working at the intersection of literature and media, came up with the game as a sort of modern-day Turing test for computer poetry." (Play Bot or Not)