Monthly Archives: May 2008

A World Without Bees

I’d heard of the phenomenon of the disappearing honeybee before, of course, but this article by Alison Benjamin in today’s Guardian pulls the story’s strands together in a compelling way. She paints a worrying picture. Apparently, the article is an … Continue reading

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Filth

Last night, the Beeb showed a TV drama about the clash in the 1960s between Mrs. Mary Whitehouse and Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, then director-general of the BBC. Entitled Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, it was an entertaining look at the … Continue reading

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The Plague and the Party

Earlier this month, I pointed to a good interview with Elizabeth Pisani, who has just published a book on HIV and the AIDS prevention industry. Now I see that she has an excellent article on the subject in this month’s … Continue reading

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Mehdi Kazemi Granted Asylum

At last, after the worries, some good news for a change.

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Island Imagery

I see that Google Earth has at last got higher resolution imagery for the Isle of Man. I can now clearly see at least some of the houses where I lived as a child. But the old Ivanhoe hotel, where I … Continue reading

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Ennui

An example of David Shenton’s comic strip that raised a wry smile with me: Out and Proud.  

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The Joy of Chemistry

I don’t remember chemistry being taught this way in my school…    

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