Sunday, May 24, 2009

Eclectic links

  • In addition to the recent finding that there are 14 original African groups, it looks like all non-Africans are related to just one of these, which migrated across the Red Sea 70,000 years ago.
  • Are some raindrops falling faster than we thought? This actually could be important for rainfall measures.
  • From MR, a labor perspective on Chinese versus English kiln history.
  • Are mass extinctions caused by cosmic rays? The original paper is here.
  • Subways drawn to scale. HT to FP.
  • Saving the best for last, the NYT has an article for those curious about the origin of the most perfect sauce in the world: Sriracha.

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