Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. The Human Genome Is In Stalemate in the War Against Itself
    A moth evolves ears that can hear the sonar of bats, and bats adapt by hushing their calls to whispers. A newt evolves powerful poisons that can kill would-be predators, and a snake evolves immunity to those poisons. A gazelle becomes faster to...
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  2. xkcd: Correlation
    Correlation Permanent link to this comic: Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): [[A man is talking to a woman]] Man: I used to think correlation implied causation. Man: Then I took...
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  3. Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy
    The inventor of the world wide web has warned that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web. Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago,...
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  4. steve cheney - technology, business & strategy
    On The Future of Apple and Google When Tim Cook was interviewed by Charlie Rose after Apple’s mega launch event a few weeks ago, he scoffed at any mention of competitors, highlighting only Google as Apple’s arch-rival. Apple and Google are...
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  5. Don't believe the hype, the 'sharing economy' masks a failing economy
    Verizon has announced its Auto Share service for motorists, but will it and products like it really turn us all into micro-entrepreneurs? Photograph: Barry Gnyp/Getty Images Early this month, Verizon, one of America's largest mobile operators,...
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