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1/21/2022
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Martian Genius

Martian Minutes Matt Webb | Interconnected | 18th January 2022 A day on Mars is 39.5 minutes longer than a day on Earth. So when humans get to Mars and need to co-ordinate with humans on Earth, how
1/20/2022
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Emotion and Dreams

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1/19/2022
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Zombies and Woodrow

The Attack Of Zombie Science Natalia Pasternak, Carlos Orsi, Aaron F. Mertz and Stuart Firestein | Nautilus | 12th January 2022 The past two years has seen a sharp increase in the amount of "
1/18/2022
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Tasty Language

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1/17/2022
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Prada and Power

Today on Twitter, The Browser live-tweets limericks. We think anything's limerickable. Challenge us here with a devilishly difficult topic of your choice - or respond to a challenge with your own
1/14/2022
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Things and You

Buy Things, Not Experiences Harold Lee | 9th January 2022 Current wisdom advises spending disposable income on "experiences, not things”. But this would be perverse behaviour. Material goods are
1/13/2022
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Beastly Bodies

Beastly Clues Roddy Howland Jackson | Public Domain Review | 12th January 2022 TS Eliot's The Waste Land was once derided by a critic as a “pompous cross-word puzzle” but the connection between
1/13/2022
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Empress Wordle

The End Of The Empress Alizeh Kohari | Guernica | 11th January 2022 Empress Market in Karachi was built in the 1880s and over the following century a vibrant informal settlement grew around its Indo-
1/11/2022
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Plastic Soul

Plastic Liberated And Entombed Us Jeannette Cooperman | Common Reader | 29th December 2021 Considering the cultural trail that plastic, "the quintessential American material", blazed through
1/10/2022
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Laser Vegetable

Every Sunday, Browser subscribers get a full "magazine" edition with a quiz, a crossword, archive picks and more – here's a taster of this week's treats. Join us for more.Quiz Of The
1/7/2022
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Idea Shock

The problems of copyright, against shocking art, and more Idea Shock By Uri Bram – 07 Jan 2022 – View online → Ideas Want To Be Shared Kevin Kelly | Technium | 5th January 2022 Copyrights and patents
1/6/2022
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Official Saga

Only That I Were An Official Person! Glenda Sluga | Lapham's Quarterly | 5th January 2022 In the early 19C, being "patriotic" was one of the few avenues available to women who wished to
1/5/2022
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PURLs and Pearls

A Bit About PURLs Ed Summers | inkdroid | 16th December 2021 Former metadata librarian reminisces about an early building block of online cataloguing: the PURL or "Persistent Uniform Resource
1/4/2022
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Watches And Talkies

Swapping Gear For Watches Conrad Anker | Hodinkee | 3rd January 2022 Veteran climber explains why, on a 1993 trip to Kyrgzstan, he swapped some top of the range climbing gear for two timepieces: "
1/3/2022
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Sunday Supplement

Happy New Year to all! Every week, paid Browser subscribers get a special Sunday Supplement including a quiz, archive picks, books, charts and more – here's a taster of yesterday's edition. 1.
1/1/2022
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Best Of 2021: Drawing Smart Newts

Welcome to 2022! We hope it's treating you well so far. Regular Browsing will return tomorrow; for today, here's the last installment of our favourite pieces from the year gone by.Torching For
12/31/2021
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Best Of 2021: Reach Six Souls

On the last day of a long year, we re-recommend some of the writing that stuck with us long after we read it. You can also see some of our favourite facts and books from the year gone by here.The
12/30/2021
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Best Of 2021: Self-Medicated Scribes

As the year comes to an end, The Browser gives another look to some of the best pieces we read in 2021.Save The Scribe Mary Wellesley | Lapham's Quarterly | 13th October 2021 The popular image of
12/29/2021
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Best Of 2021: Unwanted Bowling Trials

In the last days of December, The Browser recollects some of our favourite reads from the year gone by. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unwanted
12/28/2021
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Best Of 2021: Lyrical Black Ballots

As the year comes to an end, The Browser gives another look to some of the best pieces we read in 2021. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Waxing Lyrical