Friday, January 23rd
Ukraine cedes Donetsk airport to rebels as fighting continues "The airport, the scene of fierce battles in recent days, is nonfunctional, the terminal and runways having been destroyed months ago. Nonetheless, it has retained high symbolic value in the ongoing hostilities as the government’s last toehold in the city."
The digital arms race: NSA preps America for future battle "According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US and its allies are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyse computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money."
Why it's good to be wrong "Paradoxes seem to appear when one considers the implications of one’s own fallibility: A fallibilist cannot claim to be infallible even about fallibilism itself."
How patient suicide affects psychiatrists "Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches – making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help."
Hunger games "A new wave of videogames offers lessons in powerlessness, scarcity and inevitable failure. What makes them so compelling?"
Who was the Marquis de Sade? "The Count de Sade, the modern descendant of the Marquis de Sade, whose rabid erotic works inspired the term sadism for sexual cruelty, resides in a sunny and strikingly decorated apartment on a quiet residential street on the Right Bank of Paris."
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