Newsletter 323


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

[1]Nightmare On F Street
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lDpXn2

Mark Pulham | Crime Magazine | 23 May 2011

After a third body was discovered in the back garden, the police realised
  they might have made a mistake in letting the white-haired landlady go off
  for a coffee. Despite appearances, Dorothea Puente was a nine-time serial
  killer [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nightmare-f-street

[3]Before Their Time
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/iLGb1l

Ron Howell | Yale Alumni Magazine | 18 May 2011

Early African American graduates from Ivy League schools appear to be dying
  sooner than their non-black contemporaries. Were their experiences then and
  later more stressful than we think? (Thanks to Eric Weinberger for alerting
  us) [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/their-time

[5]The Good Bad Son
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mL0dAF

James Verini | New York | 22 May 2011

Profile of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi whose career as Libya's reformist heir
  apparent exploded on a February night when he threw in his lot with his
  father against rebels. "You're better than this," he was told. Apparently
  not [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/good-bad-son

[7]Internet Matters
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kJtvOO

Matthieu Pélissié du Rausas et al | McKinsey | 24 May 2011

Superb report on Internet's impact on economic growth, prosperity and jobs
  (50-page PDF but stay with it). Key point: Internet is net creator of jobs.
  For every traditional job destroyed by the Internet, 2.6 new jobs are
  created [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/internet-matters

[9]Hot Dystopic
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/j8UFbf

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | LA Review of Books | 20 May 2011

Is China more Orwell or Huxley? More Big Brother or vulgar materialism? It
  can be either, depending on where you are. Sometimes these "duelling
  dystopias" even co-exist in the same place. The Shanghai Expo, for example
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hot-dystopic

[11]El Mirador, The Lost City Of The Maya
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mNHMGV

Chip Brown | Smithsonian | 24 May 2011

Account of trip to ruins of once great Mayan city, abandoned for 2,000
  years. Author's daredevil guide steals show. On comparisons to Indiana
  Jones: "My life isn’t as boring. He always jumps out of the airplane before
  it crashes" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/el-mirador-lost-city-maya

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Stella Tillyard on the Regency period
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stella-tillyard-on-regency-period

The best-selling author says the 19th century Regency era was, apart from
  the duels and empire-line dresses, much like our own – a time of war and
  economic uncertainty

Featured Topic

[14]Millennium Development Goals
    Links:
      14. 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?

Reader Recommendations

@[15]sophiemaynard Top 10 myths about the
  brain: [16]bit.ly/ksoRFj #[17]browsings h/t 3quarksdaily
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      16. http://bit.ly/ksoRFj
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Ball Four by Jim Bouton
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/ball-four-by-jim-bouton

[19]Joe  Posnanski  says:  "It’s  really  the story of somebody trying
  desperately to hold onto his youth, trying desperately to hold onto his
  talent"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joe-posnanski-on-baseball

Video of the Day

[20]Paperwork Explosion
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/paperwork-explosion

Information overload, 1967 edition. Made by Jim Henson for IBM

Quote of the Day

[21]Glen David Gold, on causality
    Links:
      21. http://crookedtimber.org/2011/05/25/sunnyside-fueled-by-randomness

"Such is the nature of the inexplicable that, as long as it does not
    involve money, it can be ignored"

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