Reading While Eating for September 17: Killers, Browsers, and Chocolate

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Flood victims travel in a tractor trolley as they return to their flooded village of Sultan Kot, about 51 km (31 miles) from Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province September 16, 2010.

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Today’s must-read links include monkeys, planets and Auto-Tune. So what are you waiting for?

Monkeying Around: A look back on the life and career of Jane Goodall. Plus, every picture of her ever featured in National Geographic. (National Geographic)

Passed-Over Plea: John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole this week. Read his full statement to the parole board, in which he says he killed Lennon to “become somebody.” (CNN)

Delicious, Delicious Science: Chocolate company Mars has almost finished sequencing the genome for the cacao plant. Can it make chocolate taste even better? (The Week)

Browser Battles: Internet Explorer 9 marks a great move ahead for the browser. But many people still won’t upgrade — and this adherence to old browsers harms progress on the Internet. (Slate)

Space Sights: Check out amazing photos from around the solar system. (The Big Picture)

Delayed Justice: Two men were exonerated in Mississippi after spending 30 years in prison on a murder conviction. A third man, who died in prison, is expected to be exonerated as well, marking a rare triple conviction. (New York Times)

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Must-See: Hippie steals Koran from man attempting to burn it, becomes Internet hero, gets Auto-Tuned. (via BoingBoing)