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Dan Vergano
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Interesting round of interviews with psychologists on the 10,000 Hour Rule to acquiring expertise...

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Anyone think the tech industry is the only one that cheats its employees this way? 

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I confess I have a sweet tooth for planet discovery stories. Fascinating stuff. 

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Not certain that this is on-target - scientists widely critical of coverage of science and can't blame them. But I don't see a paying audience for the fix advocated here.

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Happy Sunday. Gotta laff at how awful Google is, along with all the other search engines. We break a "Nazi mosquitoes" story last month and search results now serve up five crap news pieces on the story ahead of the original, better piece.

The economics are amazing; the search industry has actually built an Internet that rewards bad work (this is the least example), all the while pretending to be giving people what they want. I suppose the failure of our leaders in business, government and culture to correct this, along with the failure of readers themselves to honestly think about the pot in which their brains are being boiled, is unsurprising. They've botched bigger problems.

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Is there any way at all this doesn't point to a grotesque financial bubble in this industry? This is NASA's budget, basically, to buy an IM service. 

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Posits Major League Baseball as new economics of digital news biz. NYT/WP as Oakland and news-besotted plutocrats as the Yankees. Ezra Klein is A-Rod.

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Chuck Lane and Howard Kurtz don't come off very well in this... 

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Innerstin'... historian Steve Leibo suggests that historians' absence from climate debate partly results from field (deservedly) recoiling from its racist past, which explained history in terms of warm vs. cold climates.

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People want stories about people. Amy Harmon delivers a textbook demonstration of how to engage general readers in a scientific debate -- tell the story of a hero who faces a conflict, a fight over genetically-modified food bans in this case. 
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