Monday, August 20, 2012

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Scotch Whisky's Grand Cru: Islay :: In the hills and glens of Scotland, Britain produces one of the most beguiling beverages in the world: Scotch whisky. Columnist Will Lyons looks at the Island of Islay, home to eight active distilleries.

The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness :: You exist, right? Prove it. How 100 billion jabbering neurons create the knowledge--or illusion--that you're here,9171,1580394,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Garry Kasparov: When Putin's Thugs Came for Me :: I was dragged away Friday by a group of police—in fact carried away with one on each arm and leg.'s_Most_Popular

Pakistan disabled girl arrested for blasphemy - BBC News ::

The Energy Subsidy Tally :: Wind and solar get the most taxpayer help for the least production.'s_Most_Popular

School in August Gets Low Grades :: A move by some districts to reopen before Labor Day is angering parents, students and businesses.'s_Most_Popular

Syria's Assad makes rare appearance for Eid prayers ::

Communities Fight to Break Cycle of Killing :: Communities across the U.S. are battling an intractable problem: the persistent killing of young black men by other young black men.'s_Most_Popular

Arsenal Opens to Familiar Script :: Arsenal opened its Premier League campaign on Saturday with a familiar script: lots of possession (70 percent) and neat passing, but not enough cutting edge in the final third.

Apple Warns Customers to be Cautious of SMS After 'Flaw' Cited - PCWorld ::

Anti-Japanese Protests Flare in China :: Anti-Japanese protests flared across China, including in front of Japan's diplomatic consulates, as Japanese activists successfully landed on disputed islands in the East China Sea.

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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.'s_Most_Popular

Questions Widen Over China Case :: Chinese authorities face mounting public skepticism about the trial of Gu Kailai, wife of the ousted leader Bo Xilai, as a court prepares to announce a verdict and sentence on Monday.

In Syrian Village, a Sheik's Word Is Law :: Syrian rebel commander Sheikh Tawfeeq Shehab Eddin represents one of the many makeshift governments springing up in villages across Aleppo province's countryside.

'Baywatch Babe Goes Hunting for Noah's Ark' ::�33e5e10bd21fe3e052809b7e17f2b8

Sunday Observer: As Woody Guthrie Turns 100, We Protest Too Little :: The American folk hero Woody Guthrie will be honored at the Kennedy Center, but rabble-rousing, not respectability, was his goal.

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

NBC Cuts Staff at 'Tonight Show' :: NBC is laying off about two-dozen staffers from "The Tonight Show," and host Jay Leno is taking a salary cut, in an effort to reduce costs at the late-night show.'s_Most_Popular

Investment Moves to Make Now :: The risks are out there. But the markets have remained surprisingly strong. Here are some ideas on how to successfully navigate the rest of 2012.'s_Most_Popular

Take Monday Off: Quebec City :: This buzzing French-inflected Canadian city blends the best of old and new, with industrial-chic hotels and historic battlefields, bacon-infused cocktails and classic cafes.'s_Most_Popular

Davies and Antolin: Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the Poor :: Acts coerced by government, no matter how beneficial or well-intentioned, cannot be moral.'s_Most_Popular

The Good, the Bad and the Crowdfunded :: Kickstarter has empowered armchair inventors to make things we really needed—and some we could live without.'s_Most_Popular

The Art of Packing Light :: Can a woman pare her travel wardrobe down to just five pieces of clothing? Author Annette Tapert cracks the code of minimal, strategic packing.

New Images From the Mars Rover :: NASA's rover Curiosity continues to send back photographs from Mars.

Noonan: It's the Circumstances, Stupid :: How the Republican ticket can suit the moment and use Clark Kent—er, Paul Ryan.'s_Most_Popular

If Only They Had Listened :: Ryan was a voice for Fannie Mae reform while Obama opposed it.'s_Most_Popular

Guy Sorman: Why Europe Will Rise Again :: France's foremost free-market economist says that Europe's leaders won't let the euro fail, and the EU will save France from the French.

SEC Shuts Down ZeekRewards as Scam :: The SEC said it has shut down a $600 million online Ponzi and pyramid scheme that was on the verge of collapse and had raised money from more than one million Internet customers.'s_Most_Popular


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