Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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  1. Belief in Evolution Versus National Wealth
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  2. LinkedIn data show the US is losing out on the immigrants it covets most
    The United States is still the world’s most popular destination for highly skilled professionals. But it doesn’t seem to have quite the allure it used to. In fact, professional migration to the US has declined substantially since 2001, according to...
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  3. China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control
    From online discussions to adverts, Chinese culture is full of puns. But the country’s print and broadcast watchdog has ruled that there is nothing funny about them. It has banned wordplay on the grounds that it breaches the law on standard spoken...
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  4. Physician, explain thyself: science English vs lay English
    Doctors and scientists may be brilliant in their fields but some may not be great at communicating their knowledge to the rest of us. This is obviously important when doctors are explaining things to their patients, as it is when research scientists...
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  5. UKIP warns of Schrödinger’s immigrant who ‘lazes around on benefits whilst simultaneously stealing your job’
    Friday 28 November 2014 by Nathan Adler UKIP warns of Schrödinger’s immigrant who ‘lazes around on benefits whilst simultaneously stealing your job’ UKIP have updated Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment by insisting that immigrants exist in a...
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