Rough Times for Physics, Eating Engineered Fish, and What Do Spoilers Really Spoil?

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.


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Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 10 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.

Top Stories: Scholarship programs intended to help needy kids are instead being funneled to private school students were were already attending those schools.Vladimir Putin's new cabinet is a familiar list of his old long-serving confidants. Children in Nigeria often miss school to spend their days searching for clean water.

Opinion: Indonesia's treatment of other religious people raises questions about the idea of a "model Muslim democracy."

Books: Novelist Richard Ford's newest book is "a deeply flawed novel, but one whose first half is so strong and persuasive that it pushes us through to the story’s conclusion." Free Radicals is the story of revolutionary scientists with "an unwavering belief in the truth of their ideas and no compunction about breaking the rules to prove it."

Science: Budget cuts are forcing American physicists to take a back seat on some of the most important research in the field. Materials from the government's first major study of birds may be lost because the United States Geological Survey doesn't have the space or people to archive the collection.

Technology: An American company is trying to create and sell genetically engineered salmon, which would be the first such animal in the human food supply.

Arts: The "father of baseball card collectors" gave his collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art 50 years ago and they are working to make the cards more available. Do spoilers really spoil everything?

Sunday Magazine: Why has Syria, with its diverse economy and growing middle class, had such trouble overthrowing its dictator?

Health: How to be more optimistic and make yourself happier.

Food: How to make homemade mayonnaise.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Crane operators work high above the Manhattan skyline.

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