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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Out Of The Box
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/tORof9

Devin Powell | Science News | 2 December 2011

Useful backgrounder on cutting edge 3-D media. Forget wearing glasses,
  putting up with the inevitable headaches. Researchers have come up with
  plenty of new ways to fool the brain. US army already possesses holographic
  video display [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/out-box

[7]Guantanamo Diary
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uGtEHc

Mohammed el Gorani and Jérôme Tubiana | LRB | 7 December 2011

Shocking, depressing, compelling in equal measure. Life story of Chadian boy
  born in Saudi Arabia, arrested in Pakistan, sold to US as al-Qaida
  terrorist, imprisoned in Guantanamo, freed seven horrible years later
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/guantanamo-diary

[9]Three At Last
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ttmKIT

Sean Flynn | GQ | 7 December 2011

Three young children killed in Memphis. Three teenagers convicted of murder,
  without evidence, save that they listened to heavy-metal music. Jailed for
  18 years. Retried and released this year. Case closed. So who did it?
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/three-last

[11]Evolved Self-Management System
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tIpcjy

Nick Humphries | Edge | 4 December 2011

Reflections on evolution, human character, religion, medicine, and the
  placebo effect. "Nature itself may provide placebo information, by seeming
  to suggest that we're in the presence of a great designer, a creator, God"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evolved-self-management-system

[13]You Say You Want A Devolution?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/s1xoE7

Kurt Andersen | Vanity Fair | 6 December 2011

How much has fashion, art, music changed over past 20 years? Little.
  Certainly far less than in the previous 20. Why is this? Does the rapid rate
  of political, technological, economic change make us yearn for cultural
  stability? [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/you-say-you-want-devolution

[15]Aunt Midge Reveals $14B Hospice Market
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/uPpN3g

Peter Waldman | Bloomberg | 6 December 2011

How to make money in American health care. Run a hospice for dying people.
  Pay nursing homes to refer patients. Who aren't actually dying. They live
  for years, during which time the hospice bills Medicare through the nose
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/aunt-midge-reveals-14b-hospice-market

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Adam Roberts on Civil Resistance
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-civil-resistance

From Tunisia to Tahrir, Moscow to Manhattan, civil resistance is back. The
  British Academy president, and eminent student of people power, tells us how
  modern  non-violent  action  began,  and  where  it's  most  likely to
  succeed[18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-civil-resistance

Featured Special Report

[19]Natural History
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/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/reports/natural-history

Reader Recommendations

[21]@polit2k RT  @[22]carney:  Most important MF Global article of the
  day: [23]t.co/fEfFSQrd  #[24]browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/carney
      23. http://t.co/fEfFSQrd
      24. http://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/con-man-by-ed-mcbain

[27]The Con Man by Ed McBain
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/con-man-by-ed-mcbain

[28]Peter James says: The best crime writers are the ones that give you a
  sense of place, and I could smell and feel that district in New York long
  before I ever went there[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Television Ads At Christmas
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/television-ads-christmas

"_Hathos_: Feelings of pleasure derived from hating someone or something"
  — The Urban Dictionary [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Alex Tabarrok, on motivation
    Links:
      32. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/12/rewarding-altruism-blood-for-money.html

"An incentive is not an objective fact but a subjective interpretation"

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

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