John Battelle's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. Hey, Google! Check Out This Column on Headlines
    THE headline was perfect: “China’s Tensions with the Dalai Lama Spill Into the Afterlife.” Engaging, informative and clever, it sat atop a story about reincarnation and the succession plan for the Tibetan Buddhist leader, accompanied by a photo of...
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  2. Katie Hopkins: When is enough enough?
    That’s fine - Hopkins has children to feed and dress - and we can unfollow her, and avoid what she writes and says. Free country, free speech. Just look the other way. But when a national newspaper, which gives this brand an audience of two million...
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  3. Using information theory to detect alien life
    NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASIImage of Ligeia Mare region which includes a large lake in the northern region on Titan.There's more than two dozen exoplanets in our galaxy that have the potential to harbor life, not to mention the numerous other habitable...
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  4. The California Sunday Magazine
    The California Sunday Magazine If you are a librarian at a public high school or public library in San Francisco, Los Angeles County, Oakland, Berkeley, or Sacramento, send us your mailing address and we’ll send you a complimentary copy of each print...
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  5. BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department
    Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday,...
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