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
Evolution Of Feathers
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
Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America?
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"
Sit. Stay. Parse. Good Girl!
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"
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Andreas Wesemann on =THE 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
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Book of the Day
Towards the End of the Morning
-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
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