Newsletter 367


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[5]Agony And Ivory
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nR9gWB

Alex Shoumatoff | Vanity Fair | 5 July 2011

Epic feature on illegal ivory trade. "We are greeted by the nauseating
  stench of rotting flesh. Fifty yards from the blood trail, the dead,
  decomposing elephant is kneeling in a pool of its own fluid, which is
  swarming with flies" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/agony-and-ivory

[7]The Year Of Wonders
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qlYFn2

Alex Shakar | Millions | 7 July 2011

Author describes experience of writing debut novel – from giant advance and
  swift literary stardom to extraordinary story of how everything fell to
  pieces post-publication. Enthralling from start to finish [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/year-wonders

[9]Burglary, Kidnapping, Smuggling, Fuel Fraud
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/q6PJJV

Conor Lally | Irish Times | 4 July 2011

These are the newly favoured lines of business for organised crime gangs in
  Ireland, in times of recession. People want cheap cigarettes and petrol more
  than cocaine. Laundering agricultural diesel used to be a monopoly of the
  IRA [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/burglary-kidnapping-smuggling-fuel-fraud

[11]Zynga’s Quest For Big-Spending Whales
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oLDN5j

Douglas MacMillan & Brad Stone | Businessweek | 6 July 2011

Ever considered buying virtual goods on Farmville or Mafia Wars? No? Well,
  you're not alone. It's probably only 1% of players who generate 50% of
  revenues. Some players spend in excess of $50k annually. Begins to sound
  like Vegas [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/zynga’s-quest-big-spending-whales

[13]Insight
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pnwV6E

Gary Klein | Edge | 2 July 2011

How can we train people to strike the optimal balance between following
  rules, and using their own intuition, when dealing with urgent and dangerous
  problems? Firefighters get it right, using rules derived from their own
  experience [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/insight

[15]The End Of The Line
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pSBRb7

Bryan Walsh | Time | 7 July 2011

"From when the barramundi are hatched, from eggs barely 100th of an inch
  long to the day they're sold, they never swim in a river or sea, never hunt
  for food, never feel the tug of a line." Is this the future of fishing?
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-line

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andrew Chaikin on Space Exploration
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-chaikin-on-space-exploration

On the day NASA’s space shuttle is due to blast off for the final time, the
  space  historian tells us about five books that capture the thrill and
  achievement of our venturing into the great beyond [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-chaikin-on-space-exploration

Featured Topic

[19]Terrorism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Jessica Stern, Simon Conway, Yosri Fouda and others discuss where terrorists
  come  from,  what they believe, and the roads leading to and from 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/terrorism

Reader Recommendations

@[21]sophiemaynard Rupert Murdoch pulls the "reverse ferret":
   [22]t.co/kLU4Bdk#[23]browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      22. http://t.co/kLU4Bdk
      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/basil-d’oliveira-by-peter-oborne

[26]Basil D’Oliveira by Peter Oborne
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/basil-d’oliveira-by-peter-oborne

[27]Daniel Norcross says: "Basil D’Oliveira, a South African who played for
  England, was one of the most important men in cricket history, and this book
  makes  a claim that he’s one of the most important men in 20th century
  history" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-norcross-on-cricket
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Nick Davies on phone-hacking, Murdoch and the News of the World
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/nick-davies-phone-hacking-murdoch-and-news-world

"There is nobody who has been involved with the News of the World who is
  safe" [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Henry Kissinger, on Americans
    Links:
      31. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,772292-2,00.html

"Americans believe that everybody in the world is a potential American"

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

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