Newsletter 346


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[1]The Match That Would Never End
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/moC7Ii

Ed Caesar | GQ | 17 June 2011

Wimbledon throws up surprise in first-round draw, pitting John Isner against
  Nicolas Mahut again. Last year it took no less than three days and 183 games
  to separate them. Lovely article revisits the longest tennis match of all
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/match-would-never-end

[3]The Big Business Of Synthetic Highs
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/k8y8rQ

Ben Paynter | Businessweek | 16 June 2011

Fine report on world of synthetic drug producers who tap estimated $121bn
  demand for recreational drugs in US. "This is a marketer's dream. I
  underpromise and it overdelivers." There are tragedies along the way, of
  course [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-business-synthetic-highs

[5]The Secret Lives Of The Brain
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jpkIJa

Betsy Mason | Wired | 14 June 2011

Neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses consciousness, decision-making,
  responsibility. And his controversial view on how our justice system should
  be reformed in light of scientific discoveries [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/secret-lives-brain

[7]When Family Is Virtually A State Secret
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lXUGg5

Simon Shuster | Time | 16 June 2011

In the West, politicians' private lives are often quite public. Not in
  Russia. Vladimir Putin has two adult daughters yet there are no confirmed
  photos and no one knows where they live. And he may be divorced. Or not
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-family-virtually-state-secret

[9]What Bats, Bombs, And Sharks Taught Us About Hearing
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lJKxf0

Bradley Voytek | Scientific American | 14 June 2011

Profile of extraordinary figure in neuroscience, Dr Robert Galambos. His
  particular expertise was physiology of hearing. And he was "remarkably
  comfortable with self-experimentation". Often severely damaged himself
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-bats-bombs-and-sharks-taught-us-about-hearing

[11]A Victory
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mcmKGy

KC | A Girl And Her Bike | 11 June 2011

Chary as we must now be of anonymous blogs, and assuming that the writer is
  not a male fantasist in Istanbul, here's a nice tale of how a bicycling
  off-duty police officer in DC hunted down some car-driving hooligans who
  bumped her [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/victory

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Giles Coren on Food Writing
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing

_The London Times_ award-winning food columnist takes an irreverent look at
  the world of food writing, from restaurant critics to celebrity chefs

Featured Topic

[14]Natural History
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Everything you need to know about natural history. Experts from London's
  Natural History Museum discuss their top five books on everything - from
  bats to plants, dinosaurs to meteorites and more

Reader Recommendations

@[15]polit2k Stephen Roach: America is a Zombie Nation just like Japan «
  naked capitalism - [16]goo.gl/73hBV [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/06/stephen-roach-america-is-a-zombie-nation-just-like-japan.html
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/body-pain-by-elaine-scarry

[19]David Biro says: "This book left a profound mark on me and actually
  inspired me to write about pain myself. I love its thoughtfulness and poetic
  style, its interdisciplinary nature"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-biro-on-pain

Video of the Day

[20]Think Before You Blog
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/think-you-blog

Updated version of "loose talk costs lives". British MoD warns soldiers, and
  their mums, not to talk shop on Facebook

Quote of the Day

[21]Oliver Reichenstein, on pricing
    Links:
      21. http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ia-writer-on-prices-and-features

"The right price for a product is the highest price you can ask for, but
    with one condition: that your customers remain happy after they buy it"

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