Newsletter 687


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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

[6]Obama Order Sped Up Wave Of Cyberattacks Against Iran
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/KiEIsH

David Sanger | NYT | 1 June 2012

Extraordinary piece. Suggests Obama authorised wave after wave of cyber
  strikes against Iranian nuclear sites. Under an operation codenamed
  Olympic Games that was developed in tandem with Israel. Stuxnet was
  part of it [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/obama-order-sped-wave-cyberattacks-against-iran

[8]The Amazon Effect
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/NnmcNb

Steve Wasserman | Nation | 29 May 2012

"The bookstore wars are over. Independents are battered, Borders is
  dead, Barnes & Noble weakened but still standing and Amazon triumphant.
  Yet still there is no peace; a new war rages for the future of
  publishing" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/amazon-effect

[10]Do Dogs Feel Guilty?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LloomC

Jason Goldman | Thoughtful Animal | 31 May 2012

Three quarters of dog owners believe they do. But guilt is a "secondary
  emotion", one that requires cognitive sophistication. Dogs may look
  guilty. But is this a "learned response" or true emotion? Here's the
  latest research [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/do-dogs-feel-guilty

[12]So, What Did The Muslims Do For The Jews?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NnptvT

David Wasserstein | Jewish Chronicle | 24 May 2012

"Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the
  modern world. But it is a historical truth." Without rise of Islam,
  Jewry would have disappeared in the West and become "just another
  oriental cult" in the East [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/so-what-did-muslims-do-jews

[14]What You Hate Most About Waiting In Line
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/L8z37I

Seth Stevenson | Slate | 1 June 2012

It's not the length of the wait – it's whether it's longer than
  expected and whether someone who arrives after you gets served before
  you. So what happens when queue theorists try to check out of their
  hotel at the same time? [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-you-hate-most-about-waiting-line

[16]Robin Van Persie
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/M8mjg2

Henk Spaan | FT | 2 June 2012

Profile of the Dutch soccer star. "He has grown from a capricious,
  somewhat moody adolescent into a verbally gifted, grown-up family man,
  one of the few footballers I know who is capable of self-reflection and
  self-criticism" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/robin-van-persie

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Bruce Dowbiggin on Ice Hockey
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Fast, violent and with a passionately political history, hockey is the
  sport that defines Canada. The sports columnist tells us how this came
  to be, and why hockey, still a thrilling spectacle, has also become
  more dangerous to play [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Featured Special Report

[20]Population and Resources
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Will humans run out of natural resources? Is population growth a danger
  to society? Or will human innovation conquer? You decide [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/population-and-resources

Reader Recommendations

[22]rszbt Car ownership. RT @[23]MarkThoma: A new measure of the global
  middle class - Vox EU [24]t.co/KKkuYehH" #[25]browsings [26]More like
  this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      23. http://twitter.com/MarkThoma
      24. http://t.co/KKkuYehH
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/america-book-by-jon-stewart-and-writers-daily-show

[28]America (The Book) by Jon Stewart and the writers of the Daily Show
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/america-book-by-jon-stewart-and-writers-daily-show

[29]Lee Camp says: “There’s not much of a political agenda in this book
  but it’s just fall-off-your-chair funny. There are 20 good jokes per
  page and it’s 400 pages long”[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lee-camp-on-political-satire
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Speed Of Light
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/speed-light

World's smallest live-action police chase. No CGI trickery [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Carlo Rovelli on science
    Links:
      33. http://edge.org/conversation/a-philosophy-of-physics

"Science is not about certainty. Science is about finding the most
    reliable way of thinking, at the present level of knowledge"

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

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