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Wednesday, December 26, 2001 Permanent link to this day
Atlantis in Gibralter?

Geologist's Melting Story of a Lost Civilization: on Jacques Collina-Girard, who thinks Atlantis is in the Straits of Gibralter (originally noted here in September). [via The Daily Grail]

Palestinian research paper

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]

Reading deficit

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]

bin Ladin dead?

One Pakistani newspaper is quoting a "Taliban leader" in saying that bin Ladin died a natural death earlier this month. [via also not found in nature]

New bin Laden tape

A new bin Laden tape has shown up on Al Jazeera, this one apparently made within the last two weeks.

Closer to war

Pakistan and India both say they want peace, but they're moving closer to war.


The Times has some background on Richard Reid, the SneakerBomber, and the mosque that he may have been recruited at.

Australian fires

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.

Asian space race

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.

Dark address space, revisited

Arbor Networks has a slide show and tech report available on their research into the Internet's dark address space, which I linked to last month. [via BBC News (story)]

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