Newsletter 749


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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]The Narco Tunnels Of Nogales
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/MCGzoX

Adam Higginbotham | Businessweek | 2 August 2012

"If everyone had kept quiet, it could have been the most valuable
  parking spot on earth." So begins a terrific piece on the tunnels of
  Nogales, Arizona. Some have lifts or electric railways. All have one
  purpose: Drug trafficking [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/narco-tunnels-nogales

[8]Americans Want To Live In A Much More Equal Country
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MgYhNh

Dan Ariely | Atlantic | 2 August 2012

"We vastly underestimate the level of inequality that we have in
  America. Our society is far more uneven in terms of wealth than we
  believe it is. Second, we want much more equality than both what we
  have, and what we think we have" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/americans-want-live-much-more-equal-country

[10]Desperation, Greed And The Global Organ Trade
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/NekIn2

Arndt Ginzel, Wolfgang Kraushaar & Steffen Winter | Spiegel | 3 August
  2012

Vera was a poor Russian immigrant struggling to get by in Israel.
  Walter was a wealthy German businessman, who urgently needed a new
  kidney. Their unsettling story sheds light on the thriving black market
  for human organs [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/desperation-greed-and-global-organ-trade

[12]Do You Want Sprouts With That?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/MAL8A4

Frederick Kaufman | Wired UK | 2 August 2012

A former McDonald's boss would like to welcome you to his new
  restaurant, Lyfe Kitchen. No butter, no cream, no white flour, no
  additives. But still plenty of burgers. Accompanied by Brussels
  sprouts, not fries. Is this the future? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/do-you-want-sprouts

[14]Face The Music
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/Pm8Crv

Tim Falconer | Maisonneuve | 1 August 2012

Reporter stumbles across surprisingly complex science of tone deafness.
  Turns out he is genuinely amusic. Then the expert confesses: “I am
  stunned. And I’ve seen many amusic cases. I would love to be in your
  brain.” Here's why [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/face-music

[16]The Body Olympic
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Rgi8yw

Anthony Lane | New Yorker | 1 August 2012

Lovely, light-hearted spin around the Olympics from women's
  weightlifting to "whippet with sideburns" Bradley Wiggins. "Like most
  of those against whom he races, he appears to have dispensed with the
  standard human need for fat" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/body-olympic

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Jerry Coyne on Evolution
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-coyne-on-evolution

The evolutionary biologist tells us why Darwin is still essential
  reading and sifts the vast amount of more recent writing on evolution
  for books that are both inspiring to scientists and accessible to
  general readers [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jerry-coyne-on-evolution

Featured Special Report

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

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from
  the comfort of your armchair [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@[22]pritchard33 The White Correspondent’s Burden: Why We Need to Tell
  the #[23]Africa Story Differently [24]t.co/Dw5Twj5C [25]#browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/pritchard33
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Africa
      24. http://t.co/Dw5Twj5C
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]A Fragment of Friendship by Charlotte Mosley (editor)
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fragment-friendship-by-charlotte-mosley-editor

[28]Selina Hastings says: “Carew’s portrait of Evelyn Waugh is so
  marvellous because you not only see the brilliant young man but also
  the rather vulnerable school boy” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/selina-hastings-on-evelyn-waugh-and-bright-young-things
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]BJ Fogg: Psychology of Persuasion
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/bj-fogg-psychology-persuasion

How to get what you want. “Put hot triggers in the path of motivated
  people.” [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Michelle Mirsky, on marriage
    Links:
      32. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-scarlet-d

"If being married was roughly what one thought it would be like,
    every couple would stay married until death parted them"

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

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