Newsletter 762


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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]Extreme Weather
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PqXLz0

Peter Miller | National Geographic | 15 August 2012

Torrential rain, blistering heatwaves, violent tornadoes – our world is
  being shaken by the most severe weather in modern history. What's going
  on? Have we damaged our climate irreparably? Are natural weather cycles
  to blame? Both? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/extreme-weather

[8]Obama vs Poverty
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Ppb7eU

Paul Tough | NYT | 15 August 2012

What are the most effective ways of reducing poverty in America? Paul
  Tough goes in search of answers in the decaying Roseland area of
  Chicago, where a young Barack Obama worked as a community organiser in
  the 1980s [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/obama-vs-poverty

[10]YouTube Re-Imagined: 505,347,842 Channels On Every Single Screen
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PpgCua

Mat Honan | Wired | 15 August 2012

"YouTube doesn’t want you to watch videos anymore — not in the singular
  sense, at least. It wants you to stick around and see what comes next."
  How's it going to do that? By launching channels. Here are the
  challenges it faces [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/youtube-re-imagined-505347842-channels-every-single-screen

[12]The Astronaut Question
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Pp7RAf

James Chiles | Air & Space | 15 August 2012

For how much longer will humans remain better than robots at
  exploration? Many processes are already automated, but “humans are
  cheap and fast to program, handling things that suddenly come up, where
  there’s no software” [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/astronaut-question

[14]Last Morning In Al Hamra
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OYAP9z

Hilary Mantel | Spectator | 14 August 2012

"When you come across an alien culture you must not automatically
  respect it. You must sometimes pay it the complement of hating it."
  Essay on the home life of women in Saudi Arabia. Written in 1987, now
  published online [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/last-morning-al-hamra

[16]Ernest Hemingway, Wartime Spy
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/QAUeNa

Nicholas Reynolds | Studies In Intelligence | 8 August 2012

Writer was enthusiastic but useless, says CIA historian. He patrolled
  the Caribbean tooled up with weapons, looking for German U-boats to
  attack. In two years, the only one he spotted ignored him and sailed
  away on the surface (PDF) [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/ernest-hemingway-wartime-spy

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Charles Glass on Americans Abroad
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-glass-on-americans-abroad

The much-travelled writer and broadcaster tells us about
  misunderstandings and misadventures of Americans in foreign lands
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-glass-on-americans-abroad

Featured Special Report

[20]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

Reader Recommendations

[22]polit2k RT @[23]TimHarford: cool! RT @[24]johnthackara: super
  interesting piece about books as a medium of project comm ...
  [25]t.co/XC2ZXrzJ #[26]browsings [27]More like this
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      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/TimHarford
      24. http://twitter.com/johnthackara
      25. http://t.co/XC2ZXrzJ
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/childs-discovery-mind-by-janet-astington

[29]The Child's Discovery of the Mind by Janet Astington
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/childs-discovery-mind-by-janet-astington

[30]Alison Gopnik says: “This book is about one of the most interesting
  areas of research in the past thirty years, which is our understanding
  of how children themselves come to understand the minds of the people
  around them.” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alison-gopnik-on-children-and-their-minds
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Battle Of Little Desktop
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/battle-little-desktop

Well, it is August [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Leon Edel, on biography
    Links:
      34. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2844/the-art-of-biography-no-1-leon-edel#.UBK_p2gKRKc.twitter

"The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent
    and achievement"

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

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