Thursday, March 22nd
Toulouse shootings: French police in siege "Hundreds of police and balaclava-clad hit squad officers surrounded an apartment block in Toulouse where a 23-year-old unemployed panel-beater, deemed France's public enemy No 1, was holed up, apparently armed with a cache of automatic weapons."
The Retraction and the Finkelstein Enquiry "Recently they aired an episode called Mr Daisey and the Apple Factory, a story about conditions at a factory in China that produces Apple products. It was a hugely popular show. The only problem was, significant portions of it were false."
The White Savior Industrial Complex "There is much more to doing good work than 'making a difference.' There is the principle of first do no harm... If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.
A robot stole my Pulitzer! "Narrative Science is one of several companies developing automated journalism software. These startups work primarily in niche fields - sports, finance, real estate - in which news stories tend to follow the same pattern and revolve around statistics."
Studies link daily aspirin use to reduced cancer risk "The findings add to a body of evidence suggesting that cheap and widely available aspirin may be a powerful if overlooked weapon in the battle against cancer. But the research also poses difficult questions for doctors and public health officials."
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