Newsletter 448


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]The Search For A More Perfect Kilogram
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qGknbP

Jonathon Keats | Wired | 27 September 2011

The standard kilogram, a physical object in Paris, has one unique property:
  It cannot gain or lose mass. "By definition, any physical change to it
  alters the mass of everything in the cosmos." Is there a better way to
  define a kilo? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/search-more-perfect-kilogram

[7]Love Among The Equations
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pyQf7u

Jennifer Ouellette | Scientific American | 29 September 2011

Terrific. Writer falls in love with physicist, starts affair with
  mathematics: "Sean put his arms around me, pressed his cheek to mine and
  gently whispered 'Wouldn’t it be fascinating to take a Fourier transform of
  those waves?'" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/love-among-equations

[9]The First In-Depth Look At A Nazi 'God Of Death'
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oOdQgD

Georg Bönisch | Spiegel | 19 September 2011

Reinhard Heydrich, one of the principal orchestrators of the Holocaust, was
  the only high-ranking Nazi to be assassinated. Usually seen as "young, evil
  god of death". But what made him follow such a path of terror? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/first-depth-look-nazi-god-death

[11]Google = Google+
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ohUsTI

John Battelle | John Battelle's Searchblog | 29 September 2011

Google used to mean search. Now, with Chrome, YouTube, Google Docs and
  Motorola the brand's confusing. Can Google+ be "the digital mortar between
  all of Google's offerings" and unify the brand as "the operating system of
  your life"? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/google-google

[13]Toronto: The Worst Sports City in the World
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nfvD1K

Stephen Marche | Grantland | 27 September 2011

If you want to know how much (ice) hockey matters in Canada, consider this:
  Of the 10 biggest riots in Canadian history, six began at hockey games. And
  it really matters in Toronto. Where, boy, the fans know what it means to
  suffer [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/toronto-worst-sports-city-world

[15]God As Cosmic CCTV
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ngymzH

Dan Jones | Philosopher In The Mirror | 26 September 2011

Interesting investigation into how religious beliefs affect our minds and
  behaviour. Appears that "religion draws on the same kinds of cognitive
  machinery that are in place to deal with the secular problems of social
  living" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/god-cosmic-cctv

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Errol Morris on Photography and Reality
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

The acclaimed documentary filmmaker tells us about his fascination with
  images,  meaning  and  truth.  And how we’ve learned to think and read
  critically but still don’t see critically [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

Book of the Day

[19]Book of the Day
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/gardens-air-by-franco-migliorini-and-luigi-latini

[20]Gardens from the Air by Franco Migliorini and Luigi Latini
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/gardens-air-by-franco-migliorini-and-luigi-latini

[21]Arabella Lennox-Boyd says: The reason I like this book is because it is
  highly original. As it is from the air, you can actually see the whole
  design of the garden
  [22]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/gardens-air-by-franco-migliorini-and-luigi-latini#book-recommender-0
      22. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Special report

[23]Popular Science
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/popular-science

Video of the Day

[25]Live For Ever. Become A Noun
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos/live-ever-become-noun

"From August down to Zeppelin, the world is full of eponyms" [26]More videos
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[27]Warren Buffet, on investing
    Links:
      27. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2011/10/warren-buffett-on-temperament

"Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to
    control the urges that get other people into trouble"

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

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