Some drama on a forum I used to frequent (will elaborate on and analyse eventually) has led to the birth of new site with a forum:
We intend to make it a friendly community of free thinkers with a front page articles on science, history, news, atheism, etc. Feel free to join us -- we don't bite! (especially after we've JUST been all chewed up)
We're at the fresh, friendly part of the community life cycle. Seems they have a limited lifespan, the end of which ends up plagued with censorship, dirty politics and general utter chaos... hopefully we'll get to last a while before that happens!
The botanical world just got a bit less colorful - Hugh Iltis RIP
3 hours ago in The Phytophactor