The Royal Historical Society of Victoria have a fantastic exhibition at the moment that draws on their collection of material about Macpherson Robertson – the source (bless him) of Australia’s oldest, and my very favourite chocolate bar: The Cherry Ripe … Continue reading ?
1. Flying spiders are a real thing now, not just the premise of the latest Michael Bay movie. I quit. (via National Geographic) According a study published Wednesday in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, large arachnids who live in the American tropics can glide with more agility than cats. Show More Summary
A new maintenance technique developed by engineers from the University of Sheffield could end up making wind energy cheaper. As published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the new technique could allow engineers to predict...Show More Summary
Like their equivalents on this side of the pond, the anti-tobacco jihadists of Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health believe that smoking outside can be a menace: The BBC explains: The public smoking ban should be extended to beer...Show More Summary
Camelot isn't all about being a knight and sitting at round tables. On Once Upon a Time this season, our friends will also attend a society event. "I can tell you Episode 2 is a ball at Camelot," co-creator Edward Kitsis tells TVGuide.com. "Eduardo [Castro], our fantastic costume designer,... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Once Upon a Time
They've announced the shortlist for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Looks like a decent selection, but none are under review at the complete review ; I really should be getting to more science titles. (The last non-literary non-fiction I covered was in... March, more than eighty books ago, sigh.)
All the finalists from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition (TPOTY) can be seen at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London, until 5 September (CLICK). Shown is Sue O'Connell's close-up of a Model at a Fashion Festival at Jember, in East Java, Indonesia. Show More Summary
Shock news: singer and TV star Cilla Black has died aged 72. She died in Estepona in the Costa del Sol, Spain, where she lived. It was only last year that Cilla received honours from BAFTA and the Royal Television Society to celebrate her 50 years in showbiz (CLICK).
In this DeSmog UK epic history post, the battle continues between Bob Ward – working at the Royal Society at the time – and ExxonMobil’s army of climate deniers. Bob Ward, the then head of media at the Royal Society, was shocked when...Show More Summary
As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists found
Japanese commercial whale fleets are accused of altering their records in the late 1960s, according to a study published recently in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Continue reading ? The post Study suggests Japan falsified whale hunting data during the 1960s appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
At a Royal Society event in London earlier this week, Professor Stephen Hawking, Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees, and entrepreneur Yuri Milner announced an ambitious 100 million dollar initiative aimed at galvanizing the search for extraterrestrial life. Show More Summary
Stephen Hawking is teaming up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, to head up a $100 million project to search for extraterrestrial life in the biggest alien hunt ever staged. The Cambridge physicist was at the Royal Society in London...Show More Summary
A new venture to scan the skies for alien life just got Stephen Hawking's backing. At the Royal Society in London today, the famed physicist and Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner announced the launch of a $100-million initiative to search for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth, BBC News reported. Show More Summary
Are we alone in the universe? Billionaire investor Yuri Milner believes it is the most important question. He also believes not enough is being done to answer it, and he has decided to help. On Monday, at The Royal Society in London, Milner announced that he will spend $100 million over the next 10 years funding the search for extraterrestrial life. Show More Summary
Last week, a press release from the Royal Astronomical Society caught the British news media’s attention. It quickly spread to American outlets, and soon headlines blared across the Internet announcing the coming of a “mini ice age” in 15 years. Show More Summary
Yesterday the Ashmolean in Oxford opened An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, artist in the age of Jane Austen. An Irish miniaturist, Buck came to London in hopes of making his fortune. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and quickly established a wealthy clientele of royals, landowners, serving Officers and society hostesses. Show More Summary
image credit French teeth are something of a specialty for the president of Great Britain's Royal Historical Society. Colin Jones, who is also a history professor at Queen Mary University of London, wrote two memorable monographs on the subject. The Presurfer
The Royal African Society's annual literature festival, Africa Writes was held 3 to 5 July, and at openDemocracy Ché Ramsden has a lengthy report on it, In celebration of African literature: Africa Writes 2015. Local success storiesShow More Summary