Newsletter 254


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[1]Europe's Unnoticed Crisis
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/gfTorx

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"

[2]How To Make Really Good Coffee
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/hBYrrb

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"

[3]Is New Orleans Seafood Safe?
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/hccDih

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

[4]Bradley Manning On His Detention
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/eQf9yr

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"

[5]Deadly New Heroin
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/fPwD5g

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

[6]Common Mistakes Made By Economists
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/eWLFJk

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

[7]Yotam Ottolenghi on =HIS FAVOURITE COOKERY BOOKS=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/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 [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/yotam-ottolenghi-on-his-favourite-cookery-books

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]On Food and Cooking
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/food-and-cooking-by-harold-mcgee

-by Harold McGee -

[12]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.[13] More
  recommendations…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/yotam-ottolenghi-on-his-favourite-cookery-books
      13. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[14]alexlankester Stress, work and divorce not all bad for health: Decades
  of Data Reveal Paths to Long Life [15]t.co/VxjYN89 #[16]browsings
  [17]More user recommended #browsings…
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