Newsletter 224


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

[1]Unpredictable Revolution
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/gZiUds

Josef Joffe | New Republic | 1 February 2011

Revolutions often start well by unseating a tyrant. They often end badly by
  installing another one. France got Napoleon. Russia got Lenin. Iran got
  Khomeini. Egypt may end up being run by its army. It could do a lot worse

[2]Explain Yourself
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/fQlXrx

George Lakoff | Explainer | 31 January 2011

Cognitive linguist discusses how journalists could use modern findings about
  thought and language to write more effectively, persuasively. Don't put too
  much faith in rationalism. People react to words emotionally, unconsciously

[3]Cracking The Scratch Lottery Code
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      3. http://b.rw/dIMaiU

Jonah Lehrer | Wired | 31 January 2011

Extraordinary account of how MIT statistician cracked the code behind
  lottery scratch tickets. Achieved 90% win rate. "The visible numbers turned
  out to reveal essential information about the digits hidden under the latex
  coating"

[4]Time to Fight Back
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      4. http://b.rw/gksH7F

Mark Hertsgaard | AlterNet | 27 January 2011

Epic tirade against climate change deniers. Argues that this century
  Washington will likely witness sea level rise "to regularly ring the
  Jefferson and Lincoln memorials with moats and submerge half of the National
  Mall"
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Tim Birkhead on =SPERM=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-birkhead-on-sperm

Professor Tim Birkhead is one of the pioneers of spermatology. He explains
  how promiscuous females can be selective about sperm, even after multiple
  inseminations [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-birkhead-on-sperm

Topic

[8]Popular Science
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      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Book of the Day

[10]Travels with a Tangerine
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/travels-tangerine-by-tim-mackintosh-smith

-by Tim Mackintosh-Smith -

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

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