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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]The Personal Analytics Of My Life
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/wBdkqM

Stephen Wolfram | Stephen Wolfram | 8 March 2012

Wolfram uses himself as an experimental subject and crunches his
  personal data with the automated analysis algorithms he developed
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/personal-analytics-my-life-0

[7]The View From Tehran
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/yKiOy3

Lexington | Economist | 8 March 2012

Fun take on how Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, may
  interpret recent pronouncements by US and Israeli leaders. Not
  forgetting contributions by Gingrich and Romney. And do read to the
  end: There's a kicker [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/view-tehran

[9]A Quest To Understand How Memory Works
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/yOri4Q

Claudia Dreifus | NYT | 5 March 2012

Dreyfus interviews Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel about
  evacuating Nazi Germany, his work on the biology of memory, and his
  opinions on the possibility of enhancing or erasing memories
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/quest-understand-how-memory-works

[11]Better Living Through Electrochemistry
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zPGc7Z

Sally Adee | Last Word On Nothing | 9 February 2012

Transcranial direct current stimulation is an experimental technique
  that could be used to enhance brain function in healthy individuals.
  Adee volunteered in a military-funded experiment to find out what
  "brain boosting" feels like [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/better-living-through-electrochemistry

[13]People Who Eat People
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/zwLsdQ

Steven Shapin | LA Review of Books | 7 March 2012

Cannibalism was once central to rites and myths. It's fallen a long way
  since. "The modern cannibal is little more than a mental deviant, and
  the eater of human flesh is for us just a bit player in a theater of
  perversity" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/people-who-eat-people

[15]Paris Or Bust: The Great New York-To-Paris Auto Race Of 1908
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/wTri1u

Karen Abbott | Smithsonian | 7 March 2012

Via Alaska and Russia. Initial camaraderie among teams turned sour in
  Midwest, with accusations of cheating. Eventual winner arrived in Paris
  almost six months later, only to be arrested for having no headlights.
  A rollicking ride [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paris-or-bust-great-new-york-paris-auto-race-1908

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Alexandra Harris on Modernism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism

Modernism is about form more than content, says the scholar of English
  literature. She tells us about the history of the movement, and picks
  five works that exemplify or explain it [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-harris-on-modernism

Featured Special Report

[19]Hackers
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Cars, nuclear plants, computers, phones, webcams -- they all succumb to
  hackers in the end [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hackers

Reader Recommendations

[21]polit2k Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas [22]t.co/MxuytmLA
  #[23]browsings @[24]sysparatem [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/MxuytmLA
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/sysparatem
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/goodbye-working-class-by-roy-greenslade

[27]Goodbye to the Working Class by Roy Greenslade
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/goodbye-working-class-by-roy-greenslade

[28]David Kynaston says: This book is set in the seventies. After
  writing it, Roy Greenslade went on to become editor of The Daily
  Mirror. [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-kynaston-on-social-history-post-war-britain
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Wine is Over
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/wine-over

New Zealand. 1987. Paradise. With one thing missing. Beer [31]More
  videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Paul Ford, on ambition
    Links:
      32. http://www.paulgraham.com/ambitious.html

"It's a bad idea to have really big ambitions initially, because the
    bigger your ambition, the longer it's going to take, and the further
    you project into the future, the more likely you'll get it wrong"

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

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