Newsletter 429


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

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

[5]Swarm Troopers
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ncwnQh

Henry Nicholls | New Scientist | 12 September 2011

"In Brazil, an army is being unleashed. It is an army like no other: The
  soldiers' mission is to copulate rather than fight." And the troops are
  mosquitoes and caterpillars. Genetically modified to destroy their own kind
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/swarm-troopers

[7]Germany Plans For Possible Greek Default
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/o9g07q

Various | Spiegel | 12 September 2011

Greek bankruptcy looming; key economic figures worsening; more companies
  filing for bankruptcy; austerity programme far behind schedule. "It's like
  dealing with children that constantly have to be told to clean up their
  rooms" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/germany-plans-possible-greek-default

[9]The Journalist And The Spies
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ptQQ3G

Dexter Filkins | New Yorker | 12 September 2011

Investigation into killing of Syed Saleem Shahzad, who'd drawn attention to
  links between Pakistani military and Islamist militants. "There has always
  been a red line. But, after Shahzad, no one knows where the red line is
  anymore" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/journalist-and-spies

[11]Jimmy Carter
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pFdvHj

Carole Cadwalladr | Observer | 11 September 2011

Interview with former US president. On his time as head of state: "We kept
  our country at peace. We never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We
  never fired a bullet. But still we achieved our international goals"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jimmy-carter

[13]The Age Of Sovereign Failure
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pKQx8i

Michael Ignatieff | Globe And Mail | 11 September 2011

"Our idea of the sovereign state included a child's expectation that it
  would keep us safe. We have had to grow up." The state failed America on
  9/11, and has been blundering since. Citizens who were once sceptical are
  now cynical [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/age-sovereign-failure

[15]The Science Of Food
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pjH5f9

Ethan Zuckerman | My Heart's In Accra | 8 September 2011

Account of a Harvard cookery course taught by David Arnold and Harold McGee.
  Nice blend of history and geekery, surveying the cook's art from discovery
  of fire to modern kitchen "where liquid nitrogen is as common as hot water"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/science-food

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peter Ackroyd on London
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-ackroyd-on-london

The historian and biographer of London picks five books that shine a light
  on parts of this vast, complex and confusing city where, he says, pathos and
  pantomime meet [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-ackroyd-on-london

Featured Topic

[19]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

[21]obitmag #[22]browsings #[23]longreads Roger Ebert Looks Back: The film
  critic’s memoir sums up a grand “Life Itself.” [24]ht.ly/6rGKC [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      24. http://ht.ly/6rGKC
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/house-mirth-by-edith-wharton

[27]The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/house-mirth-by-edith-wharton

[28]Jay McInerney says: “Americans are always fascinated with the wealthy.
  It’s a bit of an illusion to imagine ours to be a classless society, as
  novelists like Wharton made brilliantly clear” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-mcinerney-on-essential-new-york-novels
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Twin Tower Cameos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/twin-tower-cameos

Never cared for them much in life. But they knew how to pose for the camera
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Fran Lebowitz, on post-9/11 security
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fran-lebowitz-on-new-york-writers?page=full

"All you would hear was: 'safety, safety, safety'. I think there is
    nothing more dangerous than constantly thinking about safety"

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

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