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

[5]The Accomplice
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oUHtMS

Philippe Sands | Vanity Fair | 23 August 2011

Terrific feature on Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, assessing his complicity in
  father's crimes. International lawyer Sands talks to three who know him well
  – his LSE professor, mentor in Libya and the prosecutor who may yet decide
  his fate [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/accomplice

[7]Leave The Driving To It
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/q4Khuk

Brian Hayes | American Scientist | 22 August 2011

Wonderful, thorough analysis of driverless cars. Investigating how they
  could disrupt everyday life, the unique challenges they could pose and what
  technologies they need to become a viable, mainstream method of transport
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leave-driving-it

[9]Jon Huntsman: The Outsider
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qEHbcP

Jacob Weisberg | Vogue | 18 August 2011

Enjoyable, informative, largely sympathetic profile of Republican
  presidential contender – "a thinking person’s candidate whose candour shines
  a light on the evasions of his rivals, even if it fails to change the
  outcome" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jon-huntsman-outsider

[11]From Voodoo Economics To Pooh-Poohing Economics
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oHADmm

Daniel Alpert | Two Cents | 22 August 2011

"Quite a few people believe we are recovering from a cyclical decline. We
  are not. We are experiencing fully the dislocations arising from the
  integration of 'status quo-challenging' nations." Here's one possible, if
  painful, cure [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/voodoo-economics-pooh-poohing-economics

[13]Springtime For Hitler
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oGSgZR

Monica Osborne | TNR | 22 August 2011

What should we make of jokes about Nazis? "Laughing at Hitler might have
  been a way back to ethical responsibility, because inherent in the laugh is
  an acknowledgment of just how frightening the human capacity for evil can
  be" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/springtime-hitler

[15]To Bricktop, On Her Belated Birthday
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qBjrhP

Patrick Monahan | Paris Review | 15 August 2011

Profile of legendary African-American singing star and nightclub owner, Ada
  Smith – known as Bricktop. Taught Duke of Windsor to dance the Charleston.
  Became friends with Cole Porter, who wrote "Miss Otis Regrets" in her honour
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bricktop-her-belated-birthday

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andy Lawrence on Astronomy, Physics and People
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people

The astronomy professor says the process of scientific discovery can be slow
  and messy – but that reading about some of the extraordinary personalities
  involved brings the history alive [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people

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

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      21. http://twitter.com/GreeGreece
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/Alea_
      24. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14306146
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      26. http://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/GreeGreece/~awqTp
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jihad-trail-political-islam-by-gilles-kepel

[30]Jihad by Gilles Kepel
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jihad-trail-political-islam-by-gilles-kepel

[31]Jason Burke says: “Kepel’s book is a brilliant overview of the last two
  or three decades of Islamic militancy. Its thesis stands the test of time”
  [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-burke-on-islamic-militancy
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[33]Stella McCartney: Print Collection
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/stella-mccartney-print-collection

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here's an encyclopaedia [34]More
  videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[35]George Soros, on the future
    Links:
      35. http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,781590-2,00.html

"Financial markets have a very safe way of predicting the future. They
    cause it"

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

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