Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

This image is called Hawthorn Blossom. It was found at David Wright's Flickr photostream and is used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The image is a close-up colour photo of hawthorn blossoms on the branch.Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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