New World Order
Russia is basically just a giant mafia state at this point
IMF: China's economy will surpass America's by 2016
Unexpected Engineering 101
Greek and Muslim "automata" - medieval clockwork robots [via reddit]
Man builds car that runs on bourbon whiskey
Libyan rebels' DIY weapon systems from expired Soviet parts
Melting Pot or Tinder Box?
Three cups of lying in your memoir (and misleading American assumptions of Afghani culture) [via Fark]
"Re-Hinduization" in the Maoist-concentrated, rural western India
Italy Vs. Everyone Else
Tunisia and Egypt taking in the Libyan refugees that Europe won't
Gyspies take refuge in Roman church amid eviction attempts
The Body Electric
Do bacteria communicate by bouncing elections?
Persian roots of Christian traditions [via reddit]