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Saturday, June 16, 2012
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16 June 2012
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About the least sexy title imaginable, but a wonderful piece of science writing. On the connectome, the map of connections between neurons. What it might have to tell us about human behaviour, and why one mind differs from another Comments
If you find Mexican drug lords fascinating, this is the piece for you. Full story of Joaquín Guzmán, and the Sinaloa cartel: "In its longevity, profitability and scope, it might be the most successful criminal enterprise in history" Comments
They call it the Highway of Tears. It's a 450-mile stretch of road in northern British Columbia, running through stunning, rugged wilderness. Alberta to the Pacific. Where at least 18 women, some say many more, have disappeared Comments
Deborah Weisgall | American Prospect | 12 June 2012
"Little Women is brutal, a ferocious wolf dressed up in the curly white sermons and sentimental homilies of children’s stories. Despite references to a kind and loving father, its fundamental faith lies not in God but in books" Comments
Travel is a leap in the dark, says Paul Theroux – and one that will leave you a different person at the other end. He recommends five travel books that inspired him, from Mark Twain at sea to VS Naipaul in India