Last month I mentioned a paper that had been retroactively pulled from Human Immunology because of the controversy over the findings. Here's that paper: The Origin of Palestinians and Their Genetic Relatedness with Other Mediterranean Populations". [via also not found in nature]
This late in history,' what shall we choose to read? On the stress of knowing there will never have enough time to finish the books left to read. [via dangerousmeta]
A new bin Laden tape has shown up on Al Jazeera, this one apparently made within the last two weeks.
Bushfires which have been burning for 10 days in New South Wales, particularly near Sydney, have destroyed more than 110 homes so far and are expected to continue to burn for days.
Japan heats up Asian space race: on Japan's contribution, the Kibo experiment module, to the ISS and its challenges in keeping up with its neighbors in exploiting space. Kibo is scheduled to be launched in 2004.