Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections ScienceDaily (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Doodling in Math: Sick Number Games Barry Ritholtz
The historical roots of yoga Tyler Cowen
Gasland and Natural Gas Drilling Ed Harrison
Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers New York Times (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’ Raw Story. Eeew, and Anonymizer is part of the dark side (not that I’ve used it, but techie friends recommended it years ago)
WikiLeaks: How U.S. tried to stop Spain’s torture probe Miami Herald and The Spanish Investigation into U.S. Torture Center for Constitutional Rights (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Tripoli slipping from Gaddafi’s grip Financial Times. Wow, this is happening quickly.
Long Bread Lines and Barricades in Libya’s Capital New York Times
Live Blog – Libya Feb 27 Aljazeera
“I Won’t Pay” movement grips debt-ridden Greece Associated Press
Premier Wen: China’s rise lies in talents, education, not GDP Xinhua Wen chats weekly with “netizens”. Even though this is theater for the masses, Team Obama has yet to add this one to its repertoire.
Forget fuel costs, U.S. farmers cheer oil surge Reuters (hat tip reader Deus-DJ)
Protesters out in force nationwide to oppose Wisconsin’s anti-union bill Los Angeles Times
Scott Walker’s ruthless ambition Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Sign Optimization Angry Bear
Why Wouldn’t the Tea Party Shut It Down? Frank Rich, New York Times
Waiting Seven Years for Two Answers Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Exchange Rates: Two Stylized Facts and Yet Another (Consequent) Puzzle Menzie Chinn. When I was young, high yielding currencies were viewed with skepticism, since the assumption was depreciation was in store in the not-too-distant future.
Eliot Spitzer: Wall Street’s fallen angel Guardian (hat tip Joe Costello)
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