Newsletter 457


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]All The Single Ladies
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/owGEU7

Kate Bolick | Atlantic | 11 October 2011

Writer (39, unmarried) reflects on how she got to here, and the "post-Boomer
  ideology that values emotional fulfillment above all else". Interesting, if
  lengthy, investigation of the state of marriage, sex and relationships today
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/all-single-ladies

[7]Reviving A Tired Heart
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pWAjVu

Laura Beil | ScienceNews | 8 October 2011

Scientists may finally have found a way to combat heart failure – cardiac
  regeneration. Lots of unknowns but promises to transform cardiology forever:
  "This is the beginning. It’s like being at the start of antibiotics or
  vaccines" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reviving-tired-heart

[9]The Woman Who Knew Too Much
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pmJInf

Suzanna Andrews | Vanity Fair | 11 October 2011

On Elizabeth Warren, scourge of the banking elite: “We cannot run our
  country without a strong middle class. We cannot run a democracy without a
  strong middle class. If we hollow out the middle class, the country we know
  is gone" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/woman-who-knew-too-much

[11]Speech To The Wall Street Protesters
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mRTLQa

Slavoj Zizek | Verso | 10 October 2011

Whatever you might think about Zizek's grandstanding and his apologias for
  communism, this really is a most extraordinary piece of rhetoric. "We are
  not dreamers. We are the awakening from a dream which is turning into a
  nightmare" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/speech-wall-street-protesters

[13]The Trouble With Retractions
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nSjRcr

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | 5 October 2011

Retraction-rate for scientific papers has increased tenfold over the past
  decade. Publishers struggle to cope. Are scientists producing more bogus
  papers, or getting better at detecting them, or just treating errors more
  harshly? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/trouble-retractions

[15]An Interview With Sir Terry Pratchett
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nwEMKJ

Neil Gaiman | BoingBoing | 10 October 2011

Combination of interviewer and subject makes the piece self-recommending, as
  Tyler Cowen might say. Doubly so if you want to know more about Pratchett's
  writing techniques, and about Sam Vimes, the hardboiled policeman of
  Discworld [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/interview-sir-terry-pratchett

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peg Tyre on Educating Your Child
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peg-tyre-on-educating-your-child

The education writer says many parents don’t understand how children learn
  and so don’t know what to look for in a school. She recommends five books to
  bring parents up to speed [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peg-tyre-on-educating-your-child

Featured Topic

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

Reader Recommendations

@[21]farnamstreet:      Why      McDonald's     Fries     Taste     So
  Good [22]t.co/E1zyuUCV #[23]longreads [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/farnamstreet
      22. http://www.rense.com/general7/whyy.htm
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/secret-chanel-no-5-by-tilar-mazzeo

[27]The Secret of Chanel No. 5 by Tilar Mazzeo
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/secret-chanel-no-5-by-tilar-mazzeo

[28]Denise Hamilton says: “This is a brilliant idea, to look at the 20th
  century through the prism of this one very special perfume” [29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-hamilton-on-perfume
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Mountain Biker Gets Taken Out
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mountain-biker-gets-taken-out

Don't go out without a helmet, now. Especially on a South African bush trail
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]George Dyson, on secrecy
    Links:
      32. http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge335.html

Designating something as classified information does not keep it secret.
    On the contrary, it specifies a class of people with whom it can be shared

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

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