Newsletter 240


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

[1]The Stutterer
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/dPYDdV

Nathan Heller | Slate | 22 February 2011

Beautiful essay on how it feels to stutter. "It is not, despite appearances,
  a spastic feeling. It starts in the voice box and the upper lungs with
  something like a pressure clench, the sensation of valves closing against
  the flow"

[2]Wilderness To Brothels To Apple Store
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/g2PcvB

William Easterly | Aid Watch | 22 February 2011

American economic and social history through the prism of one city block.
  Not just any block; this one sits in heart of what is now downtown
  Manhattan. Once a wreck, now a smart shopping street. Perhaps you bought
  your iPad there

[3]Rescuing Raymond Davis
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gegUCD

Jeff Stein | Spy Talk | 22 February 2011

Ex-spy offers advice for getting Raymond Davis, CIA agent, out of Pakistan
  police custody. "Of course, as soon as you start the assault, you have to
  create a big diversion by setting off a simulated bomb or fire somewhere
  else"

[4]How To Behave In An Art Museum
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hSN6Rk

Timothy Aubry | Paper Monument | 22 February 2011

Gallery visitor muses on acceptable behaviour after seeing people lying
  prone in various states of undress. "I thought I might be watching the
  beginnings of a lazy, pointless orgy." Enjoyable throughout - thanks to
  @MchlRbnsnblogs

[5]Chernobyl, My Primeval, Teeming, Irradiated Eden
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eBvRRF

Henry Shukman | Outside Online | 22 February 2011

"Lured by tales of mammals unknown in Europe since the Dark Ages, we're
  setting out on an atomic safari." Extraordinary account of adventure tourism
  trip to Chernobyl, site of infamous Soviet nuclear reactor meltdown

[6]Refuting A Myth About Human Origins
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/gTtlf5

John J. Shea | American Scientist | 22 February 2011

Important, detailed, essay refutes widely held belief that humans only
  developed modern behaviour patterns late in our evolutionary cycle. In fact
  prehistoric man was neither dim-witted, inarticulate nor slow to innovate

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]David Cortright on =NON-MILITARY SOLUTIONS TO POLITICAL CONFLICT=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cortright-on-non-military-solutions-political-conflict

The Notre Dame peace studies expert's choices show that non-violent protests
  can achieve their aims, that terrorism can only cease through negotiation
  and that wars rarely have winners [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cortright-on-non-military-solutions-political-conflict

Topic

[9]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness. [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Book of the Day

[11]Our Common Future
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/our-common-future-by-world-commission-environment-and-development

-by World Commission on Environment and Development -

_Mary  Robinson says:_ "This seminal publication ... defines sustainable
  development as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without
  compromising  the  ability  of  future  generations  to meet their own
  needs’." [12]More recommendations…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

From @[13]CorbinHiar How to Report in a Revolution: Multimedia lessons from
  one journalist's gripping experience in
  Egypt http://ow.ly/41Qf7 _#browsings_
    Links:
      13. http://twitter.com/CorbinHiar

[15]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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