Newsletter 242


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[1]Chocolate With Silky Ruby Finish
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/h3nv7p

Coco Krumme | Slate | 23 February 2011

The more expensive the wine, it seems, the fancier the words used in the
  review. So, can you predict the price of a wine, solely from a reviewer's
  vocabulary? Apparently so. References to obscure fruit are one sure sign of
  dear wine

[2]The Buck O'Neil Award
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/hD1Ko1

Joe Posnanski | Joe Blogs | 23 February 2011

Thoughts on the Baseball Hall of Fame's choice of Roland Hemond as first
  recipient of the Buck O'Neil award. Lovely piece for a sports fan to read,
  even if you're not into baseball and haven't heard of either of them

[3]World's Smallest Computer Created
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/gbMsCJ

Anonymous | TechNewsDaily | 22 February 2011

Breakthrough technology moment as researchers successfully create a
  millimetre sized computer that can be implanted into a human eye. Contains
  processor, memory, battery and wireless transmitter. The future Apple of
  your eye?

[4]Obituary: Chris Dale
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hOUhla

Anonymous | Telegraph | 24 February 2011

"Chris Dale, who has died aged 49, was a 6ft 6in mountaineer with a passion
  for solo climbs among the hardest peaks of Scotland, Wales and the Alps. He
  was also an equally enthusiastic cross-dresser who went by the name of
  Crystal"

[5]The Chemist As Murderer
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/e2rfkt

Deborah Blum | Speak Easy Science Blog - Plos | 23 February 2011

Look back at chemist poisoners in wake of shocking thallium murder case of
  Xiaoye Wang, who died this year in Princeton University hospital.
  Conclusion: if determined "anyone can play at being a homicidal user of
  chemical compounds"

[6]Volcano Of Rage
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/g9QGoU

Max Rodenbeck | NYRB | 24 February 2011

Walking back the cat through Middle East turbulence. What happened, why,
  whether it will last. Tunisia has changed fundamentally. Egypt is better
  off, but burden of economic misery remains, old order endures in rural parts

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Ben Greenman on =NEW YORK CITY=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-greenman-on-new-york-city

_The New Yorker_’s Ben Greenman selects books that get closer to the heart
  and  history  of the city. Street interviews, personal reflections and
  political struggles reveal NYC’s vibrant but troubled past [8]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-greenman-on-new-york-city

Topic

[9]Millennium Development Goals
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/millennium-development-goals

Everything you could ever need to know about the MDG. What are the key aid
  issues  facing  us?  What  are  the best methods to ensure sustainable
  development? Are we making progress?
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/millennium-development-goals

Book of the Day

[11]Style Wars
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/style-wars-by-peter-york

-by Peter York -
  _Peter York says:_ "The idea that in the 70s people were having the best
  time – in architecture, fashion and pop music – was a revelation"

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

Browsings

From [13]@polit2k: U.S. citizenship test: Why so many of the answers are
  wrong. - By Dafna Linzer, - Slate Magazine - [14]t.co/EKJswh2 _#browsings_
    Links:
      13. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      14. http://t.co/EKJswh2

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

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