Newsletter 388


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[5]Murdoch Hacked Us Too
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nEZV2i

Frank Rich | New York | 31 July 2011

Superb, excoriating attack on News Corp. Not just a UK issue. Says America
  is in denial about extent of Murdoch empire's negative influence. And
  there's a lot more to it than mere tabloid vulgarity and right-wing
  attack-dog politics [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murdoch-hacked-us-too

[7]America Wounded, Europe Risks Death
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qu9Dw6

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | Telegraph | 31 July 2011

"My recurring nightmare ever since the Western debt edifice began to crumble
  four years ago is that the denouement would track the events of mid-1931. A
  string of countries retreated into variants of autarky, or fascism, or both"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/america-wounded-europe-risks-death

[9]Getting Bin Laden
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pP1JdT

Nicholas Schmidle | New Yorker | 1 August 2011

The most detailed account to date of what happened that night in Abbottabad.
  Tense, powerful piece of writing describing the planning, build-up and
  execution of America's special forces raid on the world's most wanted man
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/getting-bin-laden

[11]Ultimate Logic: To Infinity And Beyond
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pvkmM6

Richard Elwes | New Scientist | 1 August 2011

One mathematician believes he has cracked "the continuum hypothesis", a
  century-old problem to do with nature of infinity. How? "Not by using
  mathematics as we know it, but by building a new, radically stronger logical
  structure" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ultimate-logic-infinity-and-beyond

[13]Ginsberg's Failure
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ohz2Gp

Steve Silberman | Longshot | 1 August 2011

Fond memoir of the poet in middle age. "Now that I'm nearly the age that
  Ginsberg was that summer, I can see what he saw. Much of the hectic yearning
  and anxious industry of young people is an effort to cover up a hole in the
  world" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ginsbergs-failure

[15]Crashing Down
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qCVxBF

Brad Melekian | Outside | 1 August 2011

Pro surfing wants to be seen as a legitimate sporting event, with the same
  marketing potential as, say, professional golf. But it has a problem. Drugs.
  This is the story of three-time world champion Andy Irons, who died last
  year [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/crashing-down

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Helen Dillon on Gardening
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-dillon-on-garden

The gardening expert recommends five books that have influenced her, from
  300 year old gardening tips to the difficulty of describing flowers [18]Read
  on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-dillon-on-garden

Featured Topic

[19]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Reader Recommendations

@[21]giraffelookout RT @[22]TheAmScho: William Deresiewicz on the phenomenon
  that is James Franco.[23]su.pr/2bDVWI [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/giraffelookout
      22. http://twitter.com/TheAmScho
      23. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2bDVWI
      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/mindless-eating-by-brian-wansink

[27]Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mindless-eating-by-brian-wansink

[28]Dan Ariely says: "This is one of my favourite books. He takes many of
  these findings about decision-making and shows how they work in the domain
  of food" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Rapinfo Russia
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rapinfo-russia

Russia's RIA Novosti presents news in rap, recited by musicians [31]More
  videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Jerry Fodor, on neuroscience
    Links:
      32. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/aug/18/david-brooks-fooled-by-science/?pagination=false

"It’s been clear for a while now that mental processes occur north of the
    neck. The rest is a sort of biological bookkeeping"

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

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