Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
    A photographer who snapped what could be the world's only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight. Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia...
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  2. Give Journalists the Right Metrics, Not Pay-for-Performance
    That there is even a debate about whether newsrooms should have access to metrics is in some ways surprising. Of all the professions, journalists are some of the most inquisitive, tenacious and focused upon the impact of their work. Journalists will...
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  3. What can the origins of the BBC tell us about its future?
    The manse on Lynedoch Street, Glasgow, is a handsome double-fronted house with nine steps up to its front door. It clings to the flank of its sandstone church, whose brace of tall, pencil-straight towers are linked by an elegant classical pediment....
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  4. Real Estate - Crime
    1 HELLO. I'M TOM SCHARPLING. 2 I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE VIDEO THAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE. 3 I'M WHAT'S KNOWN IN THE MUSIC VIDEO BUSINESS AS AN AUTEUR. 4 I DIRECT THE VIDEO. I CREATE THE CONTENT. 5 I'M ALSO EXPERIENCING WHAT'S KNOWN AS...
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  5. Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops
    At a Dowling College campus on Long Island’s south shore, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building. “There’s a...
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