Newsletter 324


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[1]Ads Implant False Memories
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/iUvRel

Jonah Lehrer | Frontal Cortex | 25 May 2011

Investigating the remarkable way vivid adverts can implant false memories in
  our brains. "Although we like to think of our memories as being immutable
  impressions, somehow separate from the act of remembering them, they aren’t"
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ads-implant-false-memories

[3]Falling Comet
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/kk4UkL

Michael Hall | Texas Monthly | 19 May 2011

In 1955 Bill Haley was the king of rock'n'roll. Twenty-five years later he
  was a nobody in Harlingen, Texas. Scruffy, drunk, lonely, paranoid and
  dying. Sleeping in his pool house, because even his wife didn't want him
  close [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/falling-comet

[5]California's Jam-Packed Prisons
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jekLEn

Various | Mother Jones | 24 May 2011

The photos that persuaded the US Supreme Court to downsize California's
  overcrowded prisons. Vast makeshift dormitories, concrete cells for
  prisoners on suicide watch, tiny cages for those awaiting mental health care
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/californias-jam-packed-prisons

[7]The Brain On Sonar
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mjF8nk

Ed Yong | Not Exactly Rocket Science | 25 May 2011

A small but growing number of blind people can echolocate – that is,
  navigate like bats using sonar. MRI scans reveal they process echoes in
  areas of the brain devoted to sight, not hearing. So do they really see?
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brain-sonar

[9]Ten Design Lessons From Landscape Architecture
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/jrLtaM

Jon Petersen | 37signals | 23 May 2011

And in particular from Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of Central Park. Main
  precept: Make the artistry invisible. "Remove distractions and demands on
  the conscious mind." Visitors should be "led without realising they’re being
  led" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ten-design-lessons-landscape-architecture

[11]Man Milk
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/keyPur

Michael Thomsen | Slate | 25 May 2011

"Men can lactate. While not widely known, the image of the breast-feeding
  male dates back thousands of years." Armed with herbal supplements and a
  pump, young male writer sets out to give it a go. Fun, unscientific read
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/michael-thomsen-slate-25th-may-2011

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Tobias Hecht on Understanding Infants
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tobias-hecht-on-understanding-infants

The anthropologist explains how infants are socially aware and why behaviour
  thought inevitable in some cultures, such as tantrums, can be uncommon
  elsewhere

Featured Topic

[14]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles

Reader Recommendations

@[15]LondonReview:  MT  @[16]Londonist 30  maps  of  Victorian London,
  superimposed on a modern map [17]bit.ly/mDDwL6 [18]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/LondonReview
      16. http://twitter.com/Londonist
      17. http://bit.ly/mDDwL6
      18. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids by Dorothea Arnold
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/egyptian-art-age-pyramids-by-dorothea-arnold

[20]Toby Wilkinson says: "Ancient Egypt is one of those subjects that lends
  itself to large format books, and has done for the last 200 years. This is
  one of the best"
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-wilkinson-on-ancient-egypt

Video of the Day

[21]Mitt Romney: Our Favourite Liberal
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mitt-romney-our-favourite-liberal

Why Romney will have a hard time with the Republican right. Snark courtesy
  of South Carolina Democrats

Quote of the Day

[22]Seth Godin, on viral marketing
    Links:
      22. http://blog.shelfluv.com/2011/05/interview-seth-godin

"Reward the sneezers who stand up and spread the ideas"

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