Newsletter 610


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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 Split Brain: A Tale Of Two Halves
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/za2aDW

David Wolman | Nature | 14 March 2012

"When you get your brain split, it doesn't grow back together."
  Nonetheless, about a dozen individuals from 1960 on chose to undergo
  this radical surgery. And became legends of neuroscience. This is what
  they taught us [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/split-brain-tale-two-halves

[7]Women And Children First
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/xrnpyY

Eric Michael Johnson | Times Higher Education | 15 March 2012

"Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit on your lap. If you must,
  kiss them once on the forehead when they say good night. Shake hands
  with them in the morning." Only now do we realise the full impact of
  1920s parenting advice [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/women-and-children-first

[9]The Man Who Broke Atlantic City
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/wYSBN8

Mark Bowden | Atlantic | 14 March 2012

Last year, an ex-jockey with superior negotiating skills and a mind for
  maths took three casinos in Atlantic City for $15m. And it wasn't by
  cheating, any other dubious activity or merely by striking it lucky.
  Here's how he did it [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-who-broke-atlantic-city

[11]The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat To North America
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/zlafFA

Jerry Thompson | Discover | 13 March 2012

Ask most Americans about possible earthquake disasters, and they'll
  likely focus on the San Andreas fault. But real potential for a "Big
  One" – an earthquake that could cause truly widespread damage – comes
  from Cascadia’s fault [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/giant-underestimated-earthquake-threat-north-america

[13]Unmasking Hong Kong
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/yoQ3CB

Robert Keatley | National Interest | 14 March 2012

Hong Kong is about to elect a new head of government. "And most
  citizens want that vote to reject the man Beijing favours as the next
  in line. Thanks to a sometimes farcical electoral season, they may get
  their wish" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unmasking-hong-kong

[15]Guarding The Fox House
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/AwW4Ma

Ceiridwen Terrill | Slate | 13 March 2012

Dmitry Belyaev believed he could domesticate foxes in the course of a
  human lifetime. He began a remarkable project to prove his theory in
  1957. Now lack of funds means it faces closure. Will 54 years of
  research be wasted? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/guarding-fox-house

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Tim Lott on Brothers
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-lott-on-brothers

The novelist, whose forthcoming book lays bare a dysfunctional
  relationship with his brother, tells us about love and rivalry among
  siblings – and the dark, even murderous, impulses that can be
  engendered [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-lott-on-brothers

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

[21]tornmap Powerful essay on love and the U.S. Mexico Border "In
  Migration" by Dana Salvador [22]t.co/cO3PngsW #[23]browsings
  #[24]longreads #[25]goodreads
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/tornmap
      22. http://t.co/cO3PngsW
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#goodreads

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

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sad-heart-supermarket-by-randall-jarrell

[28]A Sad Heart At The Supermarket by Randall Jarrell
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sad-heart-supermarket-by-randall-jarrell

[29]Adam Gopnik says: “Jarrell, for me, is the absolute master of what
  I like to think of as “cabaret criticism”. The man has endless wit”
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-gopnik-on-favourite-essay-collections
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Mini-Look Kiev
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mini-look-kiev

A day in the life of the city [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Frank Kermode, on critics “It is not expected of critics, as it is
  of poets, that they should help us make sense of our lives. They are
  bound only to attempt the lesser feat of making sense of the ways we
  try to make sense of our lives”
  [34]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/seer-blest
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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