Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Six of the Best 364

Roger Williams MP, in an article on Liberal Democrat Voice, calls for urgent action to save Britain's bees. He is right [though you may wish to add your own joke about Plan Bee here].

Jock Coats suggests market anarchism as a way forward for the Lib Dems.

"Four years ago, polls suggested that about 40 percent of the American public favored gay marriage. Today, those figures are above 50 percent. According to a Pew Research Center poll conducted last month, 72 percent of Americans viewed legal recognition of same-sex marriage as 'inevitable'." Colleen Walsh writes for Harvard Gazette on the shift in public opinion.

Professor Athene Donald discusses ways of encouraging women scientists on the Royal Society's Inside Science site: "This paper exemplifies, albeit in a very different situation, why having women visible on conference platforms matter. Without such obvious role models, those women setting out may see only a sea of unrelentingly male faces and be unable to imagine themselves breaking the pattern."

Charlotte Du Cann looks at the work of William Blake, Samuel Palmer and Paul Nash.

"It is tempting to see [Matthew] Hoggard as the last of his breed (the steam-powered trains, perhaps, or the heavy horses)," says Backwatersman.

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