Europe's Unnoticed Crisis
Charlemagne | Economist | 10 March 2011
European Union moves towards two-tier structure, as eurozone countries meet
separately to debate crisis moves. Britain on outside. "There is a
non-trivial chance that Britain might fall out of the EU one day"
How To Make Really Good Coffee
Summer Ash | Scientific American | 8 March 2011
Wonderful read on the science behind the perfect cup of coffee. "At only
1.48 seconds past his mark, the last of the water flows down into the glass
below leaving behind a small, porous dome of dissolved grounds"
Is New Orleans Seafood Safe?
Randy Fertel | Gastronomica | 1 March 2011
"Everyone wants to know, can we eat the fish? Are the shrimp tainted? How
long will we be without oysters?". Analysis of the fishing environment in
and around The Big Easy, post Katrina and the BP oil spill
Bradley Manning On His Detention
Bradley Manning | Open Source Google Documents | 11 March 2011
"I walked towards the front of my cell with my hands covering my genitals.
The guard told me to stand at parade rest, which required me to stand with
my hands behind my back and my legs spaced shoulder width apart"
Deadly New Heroin
Brendan Kiley | The Stranger | 8 March 2011
Seattle citizens are using Fentanyl recreationally, a drug stronger than
heroin and morphine and terrifyingly addictive. Officially used for medical
and military purposes, it’s giving users and law enforcers a major headache
Common Mistakes Made By Economists
Ezra Klein | WP | 10 March 2011
Ten useful suggestions for ways in which economists could communicate and
interact more effectively with policy-makers and the public. See,
especially, number nine: "No one knows what 'stochastic' means"
Today's FiveBooks Interview
Yotam Ottolenghi on =HIS FAVOURITE COOKERY BOOKS=
The accomplished chef and owner of several high-end London eateries names
the cookery books he loves the most Continue reading…
Mind And Brain
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. Continue reading…
Book of the Day
On Food and Cooking
-by Harold McGee -
Yotam Ottolenghi says: This is a very technical manual. Let’s say that I
need to see what happens during the process of steaming, or poaching, or
frying; I always go to this book. McGee is very clear and to the point.
Despite the fact that he is quite technical, it’s never boring. More
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of Data Reveal Paths to Long Life t.co/VxjYN89 #browsings
More user recommended #browsings…
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