Great headline: Monkeys hate flying squirrels, report monkey-annoyance experts. (h/t Boingboing)
IBM has created a web-based version of the CIA factbook. There’s enough variables to filter, views to alter and colors to see that even the most jaded of you will start to drool. (h/t sources and methods)
Sitherine is coming out with a new game that looks fun. Battlefield Academy is based on a free BBC game of the same name. You can still play the BBC versions with allow you to fight the Battle of Trafalgar or the original games which takes you through Rome, the Middle Ages, Napoleon’s time and WWII.
Peter talks about the Soviet withdrawal from his country (Hungary).
Lung Hu has two great posts worthy of your attention both revolving around that Iranian scientist defector/abductee/whatever Sharram Amiri. If you like your international relations with a lot of alternate hypothesis you probably haven’t heard before, check it out.