Newsletter 298


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[1]The Destruction Of Economic Facts
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lOD16A

Hernando de Soto | Businessweek | 28 April 2011

Acclaimed Peruvian economist with helpful backgrounder on financial crisis.
  Confused by all the recent analysis? No problem, this clear and detailed
  feature should help you grasp the underlying causes and evaluate continuing
  risks [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/destruction-economic-facts

[3]Surreptitious Sleep States Uncovered
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jREN9k

Virginia Gewin | Nature News | 27 April 2011

Ever wondered why sleep deprivation affects our judgement? Scientists close
  in on the answer as research reveals that some neurons shut down in rats,
  kept awake for extended periods. Strangely suggests sleep can occur whilst
  awake [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/surreptitious-sleep-states-uncovered

[5]Building A Thinking Room
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/k3OZvn

Jonah Lehrer | WSJ | 30 April 2011

Short post revealing why "the real cutting edge of architecture has to do
  with the psychology of buildings, not just their appearance". Wall colour,
  ceiling height, even furniture all measurably shape our moods, health and
  thoughts [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/building-thinking-room

[7]President Trump? "I'm Very Serious"
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lbstvy

Sheelah Kolhatkar | Business Week | 28 April 2011

"He has learned over time that if he says something often enough and is
  willing to ignore evidence to the contrary, eventually people will stop
  bothering to challenge him. Making him the perfect avatar of the truthiness
  age." [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/president-trump-im-very-serious

[9]10 Things I Learned From Failure
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mHJcGN

Scott Gerber | Inc Magazine | 29 April 2011

Entrepreneur and angel investor with excellent list of lessons learned from
  business failures. In particular, note number 9: "stop thinking you are a
  winner because you're excited and think your idea is brilliant" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/10-things-i-learned-failure

[11]Half A Miracle
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/kPmNfp

Francis Fukuyama & Seth Colby | Foreign Policy | 25 April 2011

Remarkable story of how Medellín, Colombia's drug capital, became as safe as
  Washington. Unexpected victory for urban planning - placing beautiful
  architecture in poorest, crime-ridden areas - and social reintegration
  programmes [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/half-miracle

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Andrew Morton on Royalty
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-morton-on-royalty

Biographer  discusses British royalty from the Tudors to the present –
  including his privileged access to Diana and her story

Featured Topic

[14]Russia and the FSU
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

From the war in Chechnya to the murky depths of the KGB archive. Everything
  you need to know (well, nearly everything) about Russia's past and present

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k The Global Economy’s Corporate Crime Wave by Jeffrey D. Sachs –
  Project Syndicate – [15]goo.gl/Mas6d #browsings
    Links:
      15. http://goo.gl/Mas6d

Book of the Day

[16]The Machinery of Life by David S. Goodsell
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/machinery-life-by-david-s-goodsell

[17]Carl Zimmer says: “I think that David Goodsell’s illustrations do a
  masterful job of giving you that sense of just what a mob scene it is inside
  of cells”
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carl-zimmer-on-strangeness-life

Video of the Day

[18]Roger Ebert: Remaking My Voice
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/roger-ebert-remaking-my-voice

TED talk. Film critic loses jaw to cancer. Can't speak any more, but his
  computer does it for him

Quote of the Day

[19]Kevin Kelly, on technology
    Links:
      19. http://www.tnr.com/article/books/magazine/84525/morozov-kelly-technology-book-wired?passthru=YTU4YjU3ZDRjOThlNTI0OTFkY2FjNjg5Y2VmNzQxNDM&utm_source=Editors+and+Bloggers&utm_campaign=8f3b26fcf5-Edit_and_Blogs&utm_medium=email

"Humans are the reproductive organs of technology"

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