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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]A Very Important Speech About Social Media
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mVbkI9

Admiral Gary Roughead | Damn I Wish I'd Thought Of That | 15 August 2011

Transcript of remarkable speech given by US chief of naval operations on
  importance of social media. Rare insights from a most unexpected source.
  Something for everyone involved in business to read, consider, learn from
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/very-important-speech-about-social-media

[7]First Life
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nFUDJt

Michael Marshall | New Scientist | 15 August 2011

We know life must have started with a self-replicating molecule. And now we
  have a clearer idea than ever before of how to make one. Here's a
  fascinating recap of recent scientific developments in the search for the
  first replicator [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/first-life

[9]The Body On Somerton Beach
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pUIFHU

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 12 August 2011

An unidentifiable man in a city suit, dead on a beach. A secret code hidden
  in a fragment of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rare poisons so dangerous
  their names couldn't be mentioned in court. A most curious cold case
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/body-somerton-beach

[11]Diner For Schmucks
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nfiwL9

Alan Richman | GQ | 16 August 2011

Veteran restaurant reviewer takes friends out to fashionable New York diner.
  Service is slow, it's a bit hot and cramped. Disappointing, yes. Disastrous,
  no. But that was before an email from the owner arrived the next day
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/diner-schmucks

[13]Life After Death
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qSi549

Michael Harris | Walrus | 15 August 2011

"We are the first generation of gay men to grow up free of oppression and
  imminent crisis. Growing up after Aids means profiting from the civil rights
  battles it occasioned. But in some ways we are still hopelessly lost"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/life-after-death

[15]Visa Exposed As Massive Credit Card Scam
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pUqYck

Anonymous | Onion | 14 August 2011

Classic satire. "The group's typical con involved direct solicitation
  through letters supposedly written by the CEO himself, which praised the
  recipients by name and stated they had been hand-selected for favoured
  treatment" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/visa-exposed-massive-credit-card-scam

FiveBooks Interview

[17]David Lebovitz on Desserts
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

Great desserts can be amazingly simple, and even low in fat. The pastry chef
  and author cooks up a mouth-watering reading list to bring your repertoire
  of recipes up to date [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-lebovitz-on-desserts

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]ByrneToff Her Majesty's Spooks: MI6 in the Middle East [22]t.co/Nir525C
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/ByrneToff
      22. http://anonymousmugwump.blogspot.com/2011/08/her-majestys-spooks-mi6-in-middle-east.html
      23. https://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/last-picture-show-by-larry-mcmurtry

[26]The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/last-picture-show-by-larry-mcmurtry

[27]Attica Locke says: “McMurtry does a beautiful job of juxtaposing the
  claustrophobia of small Texas towns with the wide-open spaces of rural
  Texas”[28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/attica-locke-on-texas
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Driving With President Assad
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/driving-president-assad

Although one suspects the dramatic denouement cannot be for real
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Paul Waldman, on Rick Perry
    Links:
      31. http://prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=08&year=2011&base_name=is_rick_perry_too_dumb

"While there’s a lot to dislike about Perry, his tiny brain is probably
    not going to do him much harm"

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

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