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Kasparov on chess-playing computers and the human mind - NYROB [via RW]
the real Greek economy: owners, rentiers and opportunists - OpenDemocracy [via EcoSpk]
some useful concepts: polyergy, syntechnia
is Australian sovereign debt really riskier than Britain's? - Economist
Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia - Nature
the full article is not free, but if you have access through work it's a good read
could Indonesia move its capital into Kalimantan jungle? - Guardian
towards probabilistic climate models - Easterbrook [via RealClimate]
oh no! Cosma is venturing into macroeconomics... - Cosma
"design ideas that make Kinect fun could cost you millions" - useit
protests against rabbinical racism in Israel - EI
is the head of the International Association of Holocaust Survivors a "self-hating Jew"?
a cyanobacterium that can make hydrogen in air - Nature [via @MicrobeWorld]
a "micromort" is a one-in-a-million chance of death - Stubborn Mule
the AntiKythera Mechanism - Guardian [via JY]
placebos may work even on fully informed patients - MedDaily
predatory and frivolous lawsuits have nearly halted vaccine production - MicrobeWorld
Boris Akunin's novel set in the 1877-78 Turko-Russian War - Turkish Gambit [my review]
why Cambridge is better known than Oxford in China - Economist
"in the grounds of King's College grows perhaps the most famous willow tree in China"
the UK trains Bangladeshi death squads - Guardian
their human rights violations prevent the US training them
conflicts over Mekong dams continue - ABC
Cable pushes cables off front page - Guardian
billion year old genomic "fossils" - PhysOrg
Ross Gittins: limited gains for Australians from migration - SMH
a fascinating blog - Parasite of the Day [via @CarlZimmer]
currently doing "the twelve parasites of Christmas"
some amazing geological photography - SmashingApps [via @MargieKinney]
the Australian keeps publishing shonky climate change stories - Deltoid
Richard Stallman on the Wikileaks protests - Guardian
Naomi Wolf on Assange - Huffington [via RoseanneB]
"That is not the State embracing feminism. That is the State pimping feminism."
Hans Rosling on data visualisation as a tool for development - Economist
"the Gates Foundation demands that every research project it funds has to make its full data set freely available"
Hölderlin's philosophical and epistolatory novel of eduction - Hyperion [my review]
"kettling" seems counterproductive - Guardian
and "high pressure" containment seems likely to lead to an explosion one day
the EU should be tougher on Israel - Guardian
a complete EU trade boycott would work pretty damn quickly...
the Royal Society on the sixth mass extinction - ClimateProgress [via Deltoid]
bank risk managers worry about Amazon's treatment of WikiLeaks - AmBanker [via Rubik]
detained for possession of a Casio watch?! - Wikipedia [via Chuter]
new research in cloud feedback on warming - RealClimate
can one really debate science sensibly with a conspiracy theorist like Spencer?
a review of the Python language - gnosis
city labels on Google Maps - 41latitude [via Laird]
taking the science out of drug policy advice - Guardian [via @bengoldacre]
the rape/harassment charges against Assange seem weak - Crikey
but I know nothing about Swedish law (or the celebrity/groupie context)
too many translations of old classics? - Boston
when are we going to get translations of Pekic's The Golden Fleece and the rest of Weiss' The Aesthetics of Resistance?
will UK protests against tax avoidance spread? - C4
the US dictates Spanish copyright law - BB [via EFA]
why President Obama is failing: deafness to history - FT [via Keen]
stars to cover Cage's 4'33" - ClashMusic [via Mertz]
medical researcher discovers integration - FlipTomato [via Mertz]
a closed monument to the spineless cowardice of America - Schneier
how the media creates Pakistan - LeftTurn [via Chapati]
a British view of Australian parliament - FT
great Australian water myths - ABC
we really need to stop un- or marginally productive uses
lectures on Darwin's influence, cultural and scientific - Darwin [my review]
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