Newsletter 366


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

[5]What The Papers Won’t Say
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qLBRW7

Peter Oborne | Spectator | 6 July 2011

On Britain's phone-hacking scandal. Obviously, News of the World and News
  International are to blame. But so are politicians of both sides, for being
  frightened of Rupert Murdoch. And other newspapers, for keeping quiet about
  it [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-papers-won’t-say

[7]Google+ is Awesome. Facebook Maimed, Twitter Mortally Wounded?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nsB0oH

Keith Kleiner | Singularity Hub | 6 July 2011

Could Google finally have got a social product right? Offering best bits of
  Facebook and Twitter but with privacy and groups handled correctly, Google+
  is causing a stir. No apps yet but users seem keen and are joining in droves
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/google-awesome-facebook-maimed-twitter-mortally-wounded

[9]Assimilation's Failure, Terrorism's Rise
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nl3J9f

Kenan Malik | NYT | 6 July 2011

Immigration has been a boon to Western Europe but policies designed to
  manage it have been a disaster. "The challenge is how to reject
  multiculturalism as a political policy while embracing the diversity that
  immigration brings" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/assimilations-failure-terrorisms-rise

[11]When Sweden Rules The World
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qRgvfs

PatrickG | Creative Social Blog | 15 June 2011

"Sweden, this anomalous oblong nation of 9 million, wedged as comfortably as
  an axe into Europe’s forehead, has enriched the world with a wildly
  disproportionate number of creations. Some nutty, some mythical, some not
  even Swedish" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-sweden-rules-world

[13]No Longer Running From Her Past
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qUJT5p

Eric Adelson | ThePostGame | 6 July 2011

Inspiring story of Kellie Wells, child abuse victim, champion athlete.
  She'll compete in the London Olympics next year as one of America's top
  medal hopes in the hurdles. But even being there is a triumph against
  remarkable odds [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/americas-newest-track-superstar-no-longer-running-her-past

[15]Grill It Good
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nbZeAf

Lysandra Ohrstrom | Intelligent Life | 1 July 2011

Like food? Need to take some exercise but can't face the effort? We might
  have just the sport for you. Competitive barbecue. All you'll need is a
  grill, a trailer and a suitable team name. Something like “Too Bad You're My
  Cousin" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grill-it-good

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jim Shepard on Short Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories

The American writer shares his favourite collections, and tells us why short
  stories are like guerrilla warfare and perfect for the Twitter generation
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories

Featured Topic

[19]Russia and the FSU
    Links:
      19. 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
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/russia

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k:   The   Chinese   Black   Swan   |   The   Big   Picture
  - [22]goo.gl/fhyk7#[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/fhyk7
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/arabian-nights-by-malcolm-c-lyons-translator-and-robert-irwin-editor

[26]The Arabian Nights by Malcolm C Lyons (translator) and Robert Irwin
(editor)
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/arabian-nights-by-malcolm-c-lyons-translator-and-robert-irwin-editor

[27]Issandr El Amrani says: "This translation is really significant. It is a
  beautiful edition of one of my favourite books" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/issandr-el-amrani-on-understanding-arab-world
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]The Aurora Borealis
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/aurora-borealis

Physicist  explains  how particles from deep inside the sun create the
  Northern Lights. Stunning end
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Michael Drake, on scepticism
    Links:
      31. http://www.strangedoctrines.com/2011/07/socratic-metaskepticism.html

"All I know is that I know nothing. And I'm not even sure about that"

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

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