Newsletter 456


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]What You Don't Know Can Kill You
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/r1gHYx

Jason Daley | Discover | 3 October 2011

Sharks kill a grand total of, on average, one US citizen each year.
  Meanwhile cattle gore or stamp 20 to death. But a cow doesn't induce panic
  like a shark. Why? "In short, our risk perception is often at direct odds
  with reality" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-you-dont-know-can-kill-you

[7]The Art Of Business And The Science Of Economics
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qE6f62

Anonymous | Philosopher's Beard | 8 October 2011

"An awful lot of people seem to believe that economics is Big Business and
  business is small economics." But that's a miguided view. And one that leads
  to strange misconceptions. This great post lays out the differences clearly
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/art-business-and-science-economics

[9]Muslim, Christian Or Human Being?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pz7PvY

Alaa Al Aswany | World Affairs Journal | 5 October 2011

Timely attack on religious bigotry and violence with special reference to
  Saudi-inspired Egyptian Salafists. Now to be found burning down churches
  while the Egyptian authorities, such as they are, do nothing [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/muslim-christian-or-human-being

[11]Cutting The Cord
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qkrMG3

Iljitsch van Beijnum & Jaume Barcelo | Ars Technica | 9 October 2011

Geeky but fascinating essay on history of how engineers first built Wi-Fi.
  The challenges were monumental: "If ever the expression 'easier said than
  done' applied, it was here." Story starts back in 1970s, in Honolulu of all
  places [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cutting-cord

[13]Grilled Chicken, Temperamental Star
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/o3ZlY5

David Segal | NYT | 8 October 2011

Filming food for TV. Big business, fine art. "Glue keeps spaghetti on forks,
  pizzas in place. The ice in a beverage might be acrylic and cost $500 a
  cube. The frost coming off beer could be silicone gel mixed with powder and
  water" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grilled-chicken-temperamental-star

[15]The Mysterious Death Of Sammy Wanjiru
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/psAU0y

Anna Clark | Grantland | 6 October 2011

Set an Olympic record when he won marathon gold in Beijing. Youngest man to
  win four major world marathons. Still only 24 when he fell from a balcony at
  his home in Kenya five months ago. Did he fall, jump or was he pushed?
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mysterious-death-sammy-wanjiru

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Claudia Sadowski-Smith on Border Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories

National borders are fertile territory for fiction, says the immigration
  expert. She recommends five novels about migration and border crossings, and
  explains why the US-Mexico border is an open wound [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories

Featured Topic

[19]Popular Science
    Links:
      19. 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
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/popular-science

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k The Hawk Talks | Andrew Sentance's economics blog | Is this
  the worst financial crisis ever?[22]t.co/GQqgFstb #[23]gfc2 [24]#browsings
  @[25]rszbt [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.sentance.com/the_hawk_talks.htm
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essence-and-alchemy-by-mandy-aftel

[28]Essence and Alchemy by Mandy Aftel
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/essence-and-alchemy-by-mandy-aftel

[29]Denise Hamilton says: “This a wonderful, swoony, sensual book. She gives
  you the history of perfume through the ages, from the ancient Egyptians and
  Assyrians” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-hamilton-on-perfume
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Singapore Complaints Choir
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/singapore-complaints-choir

"Those answering machines always put you on hold, only to hang up on you".
  h/t Tyler Cowen [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Boris Vian, on humour
    Links:
      33. http://www.mondaynote.com/2011/10/09/too-soon

"Humour is the politeness of despair"

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

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