Newsletter 596


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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]Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/xcgupT

William Nordhaus | NYRB | 27 February 2012

Yale economist rebuts sceptics' arguments, point by point. The earth is
  getting warmer. Due to carbon dioxide pollution. Humans are
  responsible. The science is legitimate. It's a bad situation. It's
  worth taking action [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/global-warming-skeptics-are-wrong

[7]Are Smartphones Changing What It Means To Be Human?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xCMzEv

Janelle Nanos | Boston Magazine | 28 February 2012

Wonderful. Writer forms intimate bond with smartphone, then catches
  herself treating it like a human and trying to hide facts from it.
  "Where are we headed? I wanted to know before things got any weirder
  between my phone and me" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-smartphones-changing-what-it-means-be-human

[9]My Drone War
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xRjvSX

Pir Zubair Shah | Foreign Policy | 27 February 2012

What it's like when America's secret war, conducted by remote control,
  comes to your neighbourhood. "Then I heard the buzzing, far above our
  heads – like a bee, but heavier and unceasing, drifting in and out"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-drone-war

[11]Luv And War At 30,000 Feet
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/xLOzHw

SC Gwynne | Texas Monthly | 27 February 2012

Since 1989, every major US airline has gone bankrupt—except one.
  Southwest. Original low-cost airline, with famously upbeat staff and
  (mostly) satisfied customers. Reporter boards the "Love Bird" to find
  out how they did it [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/luv-and-war-30000-feet

[13]Colonialism, Africa And HIV
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/wU3ybM

Craig Timberg & Daniel Halperin | Washington Post | 27 February 2012

History and geography of the HIV/Aids epidemic. Virus passed from
  monkey to human in southeastern Cameroon around 1900, just in time to
  be brought to Kinshasa, where it could thrive, along new geography of
  colonial trade routes [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/colonialism-africa-and-hiv

[15]A Night in Arzamas
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/zALPKI

Jordan Smith | American Interest | 23 February 2012

On the genius of Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilych. "Rather
  than rest content with its narrative brilliance, medical journal
  writers and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors turn to its pages for
  applied wisdom about dying" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/night-arzamas

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Nicholas Carr on Impact of the Information Age
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age

Is the Internet dividing our attention? Are we so buried in technology
  that we ignore one another? The technology writer discusses the history
  and implications of the information age, from the mechanical clock to
  the iPhone [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nicholas-carr-on-impact-information-age

Featured Special Report

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from
  the comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav The Arab world's first ladies of
  oppression [22]t.co/dplN63Kr via @[23]guardian #[24]Browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/dplN63Kr
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings

[25]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/moral-man-and-immoral-society-by-reinhold-niebuhr

[27]Moral Man and Immoral Society by Reinhold Niebuhr
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/moral-man-and-immoral-society-by-reinhold-niebuhr

[28]Richard Harries says: “He is one of the few theologians who has
  really grappled with the issue of power. A lot of his book is about how
  you control power in a brutal world” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-harries-on-christianity
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]A Drive Across Mongolia
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/drive-across-mongolia

Eleven days of travel in four minutes of film. Yaks included [31]More
  videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Rosemary Hill, on London's Shard skyscraper
    Links:
      32. http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/06/01/rosemary-hill/great-glass-millefeuille

It will apparently be ‘dynamic’ and ‘vibrant’, neither of which is a
  desirable quality in a tall building
  [33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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