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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]Streaming Dreams
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wFkTnu

John Seabrook | New Yorker | 5 January 2012

Exceptional essay on streaming video giant, YouTube. How it started, grew,
  now plans to change television forever. Traditional broadcasters beware:
  "YouTube, home of grainy cellphone videos & skateboarding dogs, is going
  pro" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/streaming-dreams

[7]Terror On Trial
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/y075w5

William Shawcross | WSJ | 7 January 2012

On imminent trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, apparent mastermind of 9/11.
  Shawcross, son of chief prosecutor at Nuremberg trials, defends use of
  military tribunal. "Morally hazardous actions" sometimes needed to protect
  civilisation [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/terror-trial

[9]What Happens To Old And Expired Supermarket Foods
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xZPR5c

Nadia Arumugam | Forbes | 6 January 2012

Some thrown. Some cooked in store. Most goes to charity, or gets sold on to
  salvage stores. Leftovers go to urban foragers. Might not taste great, but
  it's mostly safe: “We put enough preservatives in our food to embalm an
  elephant" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-happens-old-and-expired-supermarket-foods

[11]Supreme Loser
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zvZNN2

Ali Vaez | Foreign Policy | 3 January 2012

Ayatollah Khamenei has almost perfect strategic misjudgement. No sense of
  what's reasonable or possible. Pushing nuclear programme forward, but making
  no friends. West should contain Iran until someone else takes charge
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/supreme-loser

[13]A Darwinian Approach To Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xGcBYX

Michael Ruse | Talking Philosophy | 4 January 2012

Thoughtful essay on ethics, evolution. "I think there is a real difference
  between moral claims and scientific claims, and while the latter can be used
  to explain why we hold the former, they cannot be used to justify the
  former" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/darwinian-approach-moral-philosophy

[15]Where Does The Fight In Us Come From?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ytypY9

Ken Dryden | Grantland | 6 January 2012

Former Stanley Cup champion, Hall of Fame player explains what (ice) hockey
  means to Canadians. Says it's possible to keep the fight but ditch the
  fighting. That's where the spirit of hockey lies. In competitiveness, not
  headshots [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-does-fight-us-come

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Gary Taubes on Dieting
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gary-taubes-on-dieting

Sticking to your new year’s resolutions? Still digesting Christmas lunch?
  Ignore the conventional advice on losing weight, says the science writer –
  what  constitutes  a healthy diet needs to be drastically re-evaluated
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gary-taubes-on-dieting

Featured Special Report

[19]Syria Revolts
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
  But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/syria-revolts

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k RT @boomerangomics: Everything I need to know about startups, I
  learned from a crime boss t.co/AdFOOKHg #browsings #gfc2 [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[22]Book of the Day
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-short-stories-by-anton-chekhov

[23]Collected Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-short-stories-by-anton-chekhov

[24]William Boyd says: “His stories are mould breaking in the sense that
  nobody wrote short stories like Chekhov and now everybody writes short
  stories like Chekhov”[25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-boyd-on-writers-who-have-inspired-me
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[26]Smart Thief
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/smart-thief

Hang in to the end. All shall be revealed [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[28]Julian Baggini, on conservatism
    Links:
      28. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/85ab3694-2a56-11e1-b7f2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1iI9XFUzB

"Conservatism is not a philosophy but a disposition"

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

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