Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. Translated: THE WORLD GOVERNMENT How Silicon Valley controls our future
    Translated: THE WORLD GOVERNMENT How Silicon Valley controls our future Oh, My! Just 12 hours ago, I posted a brief piece about the continuing Europtechnopanic in Germany and the effort of publishers there to blame their every trouble on Google—even...
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  2. But for the video…
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In...
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  3. The girl who gets gifts from birds
    25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:09 ET The girl who gets gifts from birds By Katy Sewall Seattle Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is...
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  4. CNN gaffe mistakes Vladimir Putin for Jihadi John
    CNN has apologised after a technical glitch led to the station using a photograph of Vladimir Putin to illustrate a story about Jihadi John's true identity. The mistake came as Max Foster, CNN London correspondent, discussed the fate of hostages...
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  5. Dear Chronicle: Why I Will No Longer Write for Vitae
    Dear Chronicle: Why I Will No Longer Write for Vitae02/28/15 Filed in: Scholarship Dear Chronicle​-- I recently accepted a job as a columnist for Vitae from the Chronicle of Higher Education, where I've published two columns in the last two...
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