Newsletter 351


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[5]Time For Plan B
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mKINs6

Anonymous | Spiegel | 20 June 2011

More excellent reporting on euro woes. Includes explanation of why "if the
  current situation continues, the monetary union will invariably turn into a
  transfer union, a path the inventors of the euro were determined to prevent"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/time-plan-b

[7]The Liberty Scam
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lXaeMN

Stephen Metcalfe | Slate | 20 June 2011

Robert Nozick, philosophical father of libertarianism, attacked theories of
  social justice. He paved the way for Ronald Reagan's political revolution,
  for rising inequality, and for market fundamentalism. Then he changed his
  mind [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/liberty-scam

[9]Anwar al-Awlaki: The Next Bin Laden
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kTJv0K

Patrick Symmes | GQ | 21 June 2011

Al-Qaeda's voice to Muslims in the West. Yemen-based preacher. Born in New
  Mexico, grew up in Yemen, studied in Colorado, lived in England. Linked to
  eight terrorist attacks in past two years. Has stature to take Bin Laden's
  place [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anwar-al-awlaki-next-bin-laden

[11]All Work And No Pay
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/l5UaRu

Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery | Mother Jones | 21 June 2011

Economists talk about gains in productivity as though they were an
  unmitigatedly good thing. But often what's meant is making people work
  longer and faster for no extra pay. That's great for business, but it's
  tough on workers [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/all-work-and-no-pay

[13]A Tiny Key To A Terrible Lock
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/mdI1M9

Carl Zimmer | Discover | 16 June 2011

Chronic pain causes the brain to shrink. A terrible affliction. Now that a
  specific enzyme defect has been shown to be the probable root cause, will we
  find a way to treat it? Ultimate painkiller may just be on the way
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tiny-key-terrible-lock

[15]The Last Indian Vultures
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/kWA4Wl

Meera Subramaniam | Open | 11 June 2011

Almost extinct. Culprit: Diclofenac, painkiller that Indians began using on
  livestock a decade ago. Induced sudden kidney failure in vultures. Birds
  literally fell from the sky. Feral dogs are taking their place as scavengers
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/last-indian-vultures

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jerry Coyne on Evolution
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-coyne-on-evolution

The evolutionary biologist tells us why Darwin is still essential reading
  and sifts the vast amount of more recent writing on evolution for books that
  are both inspiring to scientists and accessible to general readers [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-coyne-on-evolution

Featured Topic

[19]Natural History
    Links:
      19. 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 [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Reader Recommendations

@[21]sophiemaynard RT  @[22]pkedrosky How  Farming Made Us Shorter[23]
  t.co/2W39Knd [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      22. http://twitter.com/pkedrosky
      23. http://inkfishblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-farming-made-us-shorter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+ResearchBloggingAllEnglish+(Research+Blogging+-+English+-+All+Topics)
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/defense-food-eater’s-manifesto-by-michael-pollan

[27]In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/defense-food-eater’s-manifesto-by-michael-pollan

[28]Henry Dimbleby says: "Pollan takes a very pragmatic view, which he sums
  up in one sentence: ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants’"[29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Inbox Influence
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/inbox-influence

New Gmail plugin from Sunlight Foundation. Check the political donations of
  anyone who emails you [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Robin Fox, on incest
    Links:
      32. http://www.the-american-interest.com/article-bd.cfm?piece=990

"Familiarity did not only breed contempt, it did not breed at all"

[33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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