Newsletter 210


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]Wild Life
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Aidan Hartley | Spectator | 15 January 2011

Thumbnail sketch of Dan Eiffe, Irish-born defrocked priest in Southern
  Sudan. Saved Christian rebels from defeat by running in guns from Uganda.
  Now he's known as "White Bull". Prints country's first-ever newspaper in his
  garage

[2]Evolution Of Feathers
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      2. http://b.rw/gOx9pX

Carl Zimmer | National Geographic | 18 January 2011

Why did birds get feathers? Not to help them fly. Their ancestors,
  dinosaurs, also had feathers. As, perhaps, did reptiles. Evolution may have
  favoured feathers mainly for insulation, or sexual selection, or camouflage

[3]Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America?
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      3. http://b.rw/etMSA0

Tom Junod | Esquire | 18 January 2011

Epic profile of Fox News boss at the height of his power. Fat, paranoid,
  arthritic, venal, amusing, arrogant. "Rupert Murdoch comes down here a lot,
  because I'm the only one of his executives who's not crawling up his leg"

[4]Sit. Stay. Parse. Good Girl!
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Nicholas Wade | NYT | 17 January 2011

Psychologist teaches dog 1,022 nouns. Then they move on to verbs, grammar.
  Dog can also learn by deduction. "If she is asked to fetch a new toy with a
  word she does not know, she will pick it out from ones that are familiar"
  [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Andreas Wesemann on =THE EUROPEAN CIVIL WAR, 1914-1945=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andreas-wesemann-on-european-civil-war-1914-1945

Andreas Wesemann says WWI reparations did not fuel the rise of Nazism -
  Germany hardly paid any. He tells the true story of the rise of fascism
  [7]Continue reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andreas-wesemann-on-european-civil-war-1914-1945

Topic

[8]China
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend
  [9]Continue reading…
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      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Book of the Day

[10]Towards the End of the Morning
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/towards-end-morning-by-michael-frayn

-by Michael Frayn -

_Robert Cottrell says:_ This novel is said to be based on Frayn’s experience
  of working at _The Observer_ in the 1960s, though it smells a bit more like
  the old _Telegraph_ to me. All Fleet Street life is there, at least until
  the mid-1980s.

[11]More recommendations…
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      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]alexlankester RT @[13]Granta 'Athletes podium, executives flipchart, and
  almost everybody Googles' - You've Been
  Verbed! [14]bit.ly/ik4Vzv #[15]browsings
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