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A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

Assisted suicides in the Netherlands include a 29-year-old who had nothing wrong with her physically<p>At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends …

Data Protection

Macron Eyes Expanding His Movement Across Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a brand new political movement in his bid for the French presidency. Now, he wants to do the same for …

A Soviet Nerve Agent Triggers a New Cold War

Part 2: 'Oh, not again. Everything Is Happening Again.'<p>Russian journalist Leonid Ragozin wrote in a tweet on Wednesday that "London is the de-facto …

How the Russian Theatre Director Constantin Stanislavski Revolutionized the Craft of Acting: A New Video Essay

From Travis Lee Ratcliff comes a video essay that explores the influence of Constantin Stanislavski, the Russian theatre director whose "system" of …

The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey

British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its …

Dutch universities urged to act on foreign student housing crisis

Students in the Netherlands sometimes live in converted shipping containers.<p>Foreign students attending Dutch universities and hbo colleges are being …

Students

The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset

DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef spent three decades reporting on Russia. On the eve of his departure from Moscow, he reflects on a unique …

Russia

What Brexit should have taught us about voter manipulation

The EU referendum was won by the side with the means to distribute the most plausible lies through social media<p>The single thunderous lesson from the EU referendum is that new technology trumps arcane democratic safeguards. Artificial intelligence, algorithms and invisible money sources can …

Social Media

La resurrección de Santos

Todos le vaticinamos la catástrofe si el NO triunfaba el pasado dos de octubre en el plebiscito que convocó para refrendar el acuerdo alcanzado con …

Trickle-down Gentrification

Old, dense, transit-served cities like San Francisco and New York have excessive restrictions on new housing construction, making them increasingly …

The Legacy of Malcolm X

Racial segregation was not the law in the postwar North, but it was the reality. In virtually all aspects of life, Northern blacks encountered racism …

Don’t Mention the War

From the beginning, economics has been a moral philosophy — a vision of capitalist society — as much as a social science.<p>In classical political …

Inside Germany's Dangerous New Populist Party

The Alternative for Germany was born as an anti-euro movement. But it has since positioned itself far to the populist right. Despite its efforts at …

High-frequency trading

In financial markets, <b>high-frequency trading</b> (<b>HFT</b>) is a type of algorithmic trading characterized by high speeds, high turnover rates, and high …

Charles Bukowski's Last, Unpublished Poem and the Bestial Wail

by Stephen J. Gertz<p>On Friday, February 18, 1994, at 2:14 PM - eighteen days before his death - Charles Bukowski, America's poet laureate of society's …

The Missing Borges

By Graciela Mochkofsky April 16, 2014<p><i>Seven years ago, a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems</i> <i>was returned to Argentina’s National Library. But was it the right copy?</i><p>Jorge Luis Borges in 1963. Photo: Alicia D’Amico<p>The world of rare books and manuscripts is full of intrigues, betrayals, and …

Bitcoin miner arrested for stealing electricity

A 43-year-old man from Tilburg has been arrested for stealing electricity to power 21 computers which were mining the electronic currency bitcoin.<p>The …

Los planes de Estados Unidos tras ZunZuneo, el ‘twitter cubano’

Washington financió en secreto la creación de una red social en Cuba destinada a provocar un cambio político en la isla, según revela la agencia …

Göran Therborn: New Masses?. New Left Review 85, January-February 2014.

<i>The past few years have witnessed successive mass flare-ups in India, Turkey, Brazil; street protests have ricocheted up the Balkans—Zagreb,</i> …

The middle class’s missing $1.6 trillion

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>In the Netherlands, bankers turn to God — by law<p>Next Post »<p>The new Medicis funding journalism<p>590 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or …

BT trials white-space system for connecting smart cities

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / Cillian Storm<p>British white-space communications pioneer Neul has properly taken the wraps off its internet of …

15 Nerd-tastic Robots From CES 2014

Robots at CES 2014<p>Rydis H68 Pro Vac<p>Ozobot<p>Pleo Robot Dinosaur<p>Grillbot<p>PIRO's Windoro Bot<p>Dalek on the Loose<p>Raspberry Pi Robot<p>iRobot Scooba Update<p>AIMe …

December 2013.

21ST CENTURY WELFARE<p>Latin America has long served as a proving ground for economic and political experiments that later acquire a global reach: the …

Gmail 'blocks' Wilders' anti-Islam sticker mail account

Email system Gmail has blocked an account set up by Geert Wilders to distribute an anti-Islam sticker, the Dutch politician claimed on …

RSA denies link with US spying agency

<b>Security firm RSA has strongly denied reports it signed a "secret contract" with the NSA spying agency.</b><p>On December 21, a Reuters report said the NSA paid RSA to use a random number generator now known to be flawed.<p>In a blogpost RSA "categorically" denied the allegation that this opened a backdoor …

Spying

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

<b>Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.</b><p>The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.<p>The games do not have sound, but will soon, …

Retrogaming

Is India becoming an inflation nation?

<b>Milton Friedman famously said inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. More recently Paul Krugman stood the legendary University of Chicago economist on his head saying high inflation is nowhere "merely" a monetary phenomenon and it is "always associated with severe political and</b> …

Economics

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