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January 2007

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Italian priests are "soft" on moral issues - Guardian
only on abortion do they stick to official doctrine
finishing ethics tests too quickly counts as failure - EthSci [via Majik]
entertaining reviews of Freakonomics - ArielRubinstein [PDF] - DD1 - DD3 [via MSpeak]
the woes of the pharmaceutical industry - Economist
South Korea's Windows monoculture - Kanai [via Link]
secure communication with banks or government requires an ActiveX control
translating Harry Potter - Guardian [via CR]
Shipwrecks [review]
a novel set in a poor fishing village in medieval Japan
China makes computers with home-made CPUs, running Linux - Blorge [via OSWALD]
if I understand this correctly, these machines will not be able to run Windows!
British companies are bankrolling Mugabe - Guardian
Juan Cole dissects Bush's latest speech - Informed
this is a bit like Einstein correcting a schoolkid's physics
housing is less affordable in Sydney than in New York or London - SMH
"The most pervasive housing affordability crisis is in Australia"
did the US veto a possible Syria-Israel peace treaty? - MEA [via HH]
a novel of France in 1940-1941 - Suite Fran├žaise [review]
US treasury secretary gives $800 million for conservation - Guardian
how Yahoo blew it - Wired
"At Yahoo, the marketers rule, and at Google the engineers rule. And for that, Yahoo is finally paying the price."
photos from Niger - jfboyd [needs Flash]
Kurdish troops unhappy about Baghdad deployment - SLO [via AntiWar]
how university endowments beat the market - Economist
blatant US hypocrisy on anti-satellite weapon tests - IHT
Max versus Kos - MSpeak1 - MSpeak2
GDP per square kilometre - EconBrowser [via RW]
on this measure, Java and Bangladesh don't look so badly off...
North Dakota (and 6 other US states) still bans cohabitation - Guardian
and landlords can refuse to rent to opposite-sex couples who are not married
ranking multiple authors on scientific papers - PLoS
anti-Starbucks activism in Beijing - Guardian
saving endangered words - DW [via CR]
fun looking volunteer expeditions - GVI
worldwide Judaism is changing - Economist
motorway owners have no incentive to help cyclists - SMH
Ratan Tata is India's foremost business mogul - Economist
the Nazis introduced raccoons to Europe... - DWW [via MLite]
Blair pushed corrupt arms sale to Tanzania - Guardian
porn popups leave teacher facing up to 40 years in prison - Norwich [via Crikey]
a look at Carter's book on Palestine - CP [via 3q]
unimpressed by the Tibetan Book of the Dead - NewStatesman [via CR]
scientific study of procrastination - SciDaily [via Link]
Sunni insurgents in Iraq think more kindly of the Americans - Guardian
"in Baghdad his group only attacked the Americans if they were with Shia army forces or were coming to arrest someone"
evolutionary biology and medicine - A Natural History of Families [review]
watering houses to stop them cracking - News [via ProRev]
Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn [review]
a police thriller set in Japan
how to install IE7 on Linux - WebExose [via /.]
usefule for testing web pages
New Zealand pollies are less scared of FOI than Australians - SMH
frightening overview of Internet security threats - PGut [PDF via Link]
de-Christianizing Palestine - EI
there are more Mormons outside than inside the US - Economist
Europe's neo-Nazi right gets numbers for EU parliament caucus - Guardian
a naturalist looks at China's sacred mountains - Dinets
how fair is Fair Trade coffee? - JustThings [PDF]
interviews with growers, collectors and purchasers
an introduction to Patrick White and his work - TLS [via CR]
Britain doesn't need nuclear weapons - Greenpeace [via One]
a bunch of treaties signed by US presidents remain unratified - MSpeak
the US Senate has been sitting on some of them since 1980
Baby Einstein considered harmful - Forbes
a series of pieces on games - Forbes [via /.]
videogames, dating, chess, nature, economics, and more
moths drink the tears of sleeping birds - NewSci [via Kaarne]
the erosion of Australians' civil liberties in 2006 - SMH
Marie Tharp and the mapping of plate tectonics - Barista
Tamil Nadu's government is moving to Linux - mandriva [via /.]
in retrospect, an excellent prediction of Bush's presidency - Onion
working around drug patents - Guardian
no home anytime soon for refugees from Bhutan - HH
the Pathans and Pushtunwali in the modern world - Economist
cracking down on Cuban pirates in the 1820s - Far
Hussein's execution and a look at 2006 in Iraq - Riverbend
"A day in the life of the average Iraqi has been reduced to identifying corpses, avoiding car bombs and attempting to keep track of which family members have been detained, which ones have been exiled and which ones have been abducted."

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