Newsletter 735


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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]Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OLJRF2

Bill McKibben | Rolling Stone | 19 July 2012

"When we think about global warming at all, the arguments tend to be
  ideological, theological and economic. But to grasp the seriousness of
  our predicament, you just need to do a little math." Here are the three
  numbers that matter [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math

[8]Krugmenistan vs. Estonia
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Mce7dw

Brendan Greeley | Businessweek | 19 July 2012

Who does economics better—Paul Krugman, or Toomas Ilves, president of
  Estonia? Krugman has a Nobel. But Ilves has a country to run, and calls
  Krugman a condescending ivory-tower American who doesn't understand
  Europe [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/krugmenistan-vs-estonia

[10]The Shoebox Swindle
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MMd03m

Frances Coppola | Coppola Comment | 18 July 2012

Fun allegory about banking. "A man goes into his local bank. 'I want to
  borrow £1,000,' he says. The bank manager gets out a shoebox. Then he
  seals the box and stamps it with an official bank stamp saying '£1,000'
  (h/t @polit2k) [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shoebox-swindle

[12]Anthrax Has Hit Glasgow
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Oe0riD

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee | Wired UK | 19 July 2012

Scotland is home to 50,000 heroin addicts, many of whom live on
  Glasgow's streets. Back in 2010 authorities uncovered a batch of heroin
  that was contaminated with anthrax. Here's a gripping account of the
  race to find the source [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anthrax-has-hit-glasgow

[14]Stuck In The Mud
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Q7cwM6

Vanda Felbab-Brown | Foreign Affairs | 18 July 2012

Logistics of getting the West out of Afghanistan by 2014. "For all
  military equipment to be removed in time, a container would have to
  leave the country every seven minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a
  week, starting now" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stuck-mud

[16]Greg Ousley Is Sorry For Killing His Parents. Is That Enough?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/OsDZE9

Scott Anderson | NYT | 19 July 2012

He was 14, the focus of his mother's rage, with a father who appeared
  not to care. Things came to a head and he shot them dead. Sent into the
  adult justice system, he was sentenced to 60 years. What sort of future
  should he have? [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greg-ousley-sorry-killing-his-parents-enough

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Alan Rusbridger on the Future of News
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

The editor of the Guardian talks to us about brave new frontiers for
  journalism, the hunt for a business model to pay for it all, and what
  he hopes (and fears) the Leveson inquiry will decide about press
  regulation [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alan-rusbridger-on-future-news

Featured Special Report

[20]Human Modification
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
  What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
  with Mother Nature raise ethical questions? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k 'Blowing Up the King David Hotel' | Niv Elis | Tablet
  [22]t.co/RDixLVad via @tabletmag [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/RDixLVad
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/house-fire-by-william-h-foege

[26]House on Fire by William H Foege
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/house-fire-by-william-h-foege

[27]Thomas Frieden says: “A fantastic book about the fight to eradicate
  smallpox. Even though we know how it comes out, it’s still a
  page-turner” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/thomas-frieden-on-public-health
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]The Big Short by Michael Lewis
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/big-short-michael-lewis

Does he regret that he made the shorts heroes?
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Derek Parfit, on the universe
    Links:
      31. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v20/n02/derek-parfit/why-anything-why-this

"An earthworm’s brain is more complicated than a lifeless galaxy"

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

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