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

[1]Carrots, The New Junk Food
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      1. http://b.rw/eC9iWo

Douglas McGray | Fast Company | 22 March 2011

Ad agency decides best way to increase carrot sales is to rebrand them as
  junk food. Vending machines sell baby carrots in snack-sized bags. "They're
  neon orange, they're crunchy, they're dippable, they're kind of addictive"

[2]Hope And Despair In Beleaguered City
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/hkWedZ

Helen O'Neill | AP | 20 March 2011

Report from Camden, NJ, so gritty you could break a tooth on it. "What good
  can rise from this bleak urban landscape of dilapidated row houses, where
  drug dealers sell brazenly on street corners and addicts rot in abandoned
  homes?"

[3]A Data State Of Mind
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fkpa20

Ulrike Reinhard | Think Quarterly | 21 March 2011

Interview with Hans Rosling, ex-public health official in Sweden, now the
  world’s most famous statistician. Founder of Gapminder. Star of TED.
  "Getting people used to talking with animated data is, to my mind, a
  literacy project"

[4]Does Limited War Ever Work?
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/efMEB5

Stephen Budiansky | Liberal Curmudgeon | 22 March 2011

"The more limited the political goals, the more conceivable it is that an
  enemy will capitulate in the face of limited military pressure". But if you
  want to overthrow the enemy regime, then you have to be ready for unlimited
  war

[5]CIA Psychologist's Notes Reveal True Purpose Behind Bush's Torture Program
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/heqGsJ

Jason Leopold & Jeffrey Kaye | Truthout | 22 March 2011

Expose of US enhanced interrogation techniques. "The documents stand as the
  first piece of hard evidence to surface in nine years that further explains
  the psychological aspects of the Bush administration's torture program"

[6]Does the Universe Need God?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/dWN1L2

Sean Carroll | Preposterous Universe | 21 March 2011

Thoughtful essay from forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Science &
  Christianity. "How we think about other religious practices depends upon
  whether our understanding of the world around us gives us a reason to
  believe in God"

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Per Gahrton on =GEORGIA=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gahrton-on-georgia

Politician talks about conflict and chaos in Georgia – and the strange and
  wonderful things Georgians do with grapes [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gahrton-on-georgia

Topic

[9]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Book of the Day

[11]The River Cottage Cookbook
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/river-cottage-cookbook-by-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall

-by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall -

_[12]Bruno Loubet__ says_: What I really like is it’s about what food should
  be: sustainable. [13]More recommendations…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruno-loubet-on-simple-cooking
      13. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

@[14]benschott  Fine  Anglo-American analysis of the forthcoming Royal
  wedding from @[15]frearsny [16]bit.ly/gIGQ3Z #[17]browsings
  [18]More user recommended #browsings…
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