The heavens convey planetary gifts this month: a vivacious Venus and a jammin’ Jupiter. Effervescent in the truest sense, Venus’s appearance is as bright as it gets. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada estimates a negative 4.9 magnitude for the planet as it loiters in the south-southwest at dusk. Read full article >>
Today’s Friday Funny from Josh is a double feature with the SkS kidz and the Royal Society, who seem to be acting like the kids when they demanded a secret meeting with The GWPF. Shhhh. Josh writes: This isn’t a … Continue reading ...
Why did the Royal Society need secret meetings? Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Recent events underscore problems with understanding climate and how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) achieved their deception. Comments about my recent article appreciated it … Continue reading ?
According to new findings that were presented at a meeting of the Royal Society in London last week, ancient Humans and Neanderthals weren't the only two humanoid species walking around and breeding with each other at the same time. Updated genome sequencing suggests that there was a third species -- and we don't know anything about it.
Ancient DNA: the first three decadesAncient DNA: applications in human evolutionary history (this also has abstracts)Program for both days (pdf). I've seen some tweets from it using the #ancientDNA tag.
The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society (known in Norwegian as the Isbjørnklubben) is neither royal nor ancient, but their love of local history is definitely no joke. This museum, started in 1963 by a couple of enterprising locals, is dedicated to remembering life in the small Norwegian town of Hammerfest, in ages gone by. Show More Summary
Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2072 Correlations in the population structure of music, genes and language Steven Brown et al. We present, to our knowledge, the first quantitative evidence that music and genes...Show More Summary
SITTING in his remote cottage, baby son slumbering by his side, Samuel Taylor Coleridge pondered the little one’s future in “Frost at Midnight”. A study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society suggests his “abstruser musings” were not that unusual, given his alentours. Show More Summary
The pianist Andras Schiff and composer György Kurtág (pictured) will share the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of the senior music awards. Details below.
A watch presented to John McDouall Stuart by The Royal Geographical Society in 1859 in recognition of his expeditions into the desert wilderness of central Australia is to be auctioned at Bonhams Colonial Sale in Sydney on 25 November. Show More Summary
For General Release – Summary of: Average Household Size and the Eradication of Malaria By Lena Huldén, Ross McKitrick and Larry Huldén Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, October 2013 Online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rssa.12036/abstract Document identifier: DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12036; Abstract … Continue reading ?
A regular on BBC shows including "Newsnight," Jones will present this year's RTS Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, which will be aired on the public broadcaster later this month. read more
21 Oct 2014-22 Oct 2014 Not just a smooth talker, professor Brian Cox is a Royal Society University Research fellow; he works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider...
A pair of "smart glasses" could help registered blind and partially sighted people navigate public places by translating signs into audible speech. A Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation was awarded to Dr Stephen Hicks of the University of Oxford for the development of glasses that will improve the independence of thousands of people. Show More Summary
The Newspaper Society says its members united to issue an injunction to prevent the Privy Council in Parliament from rubber-stamping the Royal Charter proposals. read more
On October 22nd a small but dedicated audience gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London to hear some of them discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might be made to work in the real world.
Recently, a group of scientists, engineers, and scifi writers gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might actually happen. Here's what they talked about. Read more...
Land Rover, the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers joined forces for an expedition that aims to explore the social, cultural and physical implications of living in the most extreme climates during winter. That means -58 degrees at the Pole of Cold in Siberia. Read more...
Mysterious Tibetan monsters, Sherpas, Nazis, Royal Geographic Society snobs; this book has all the trappings of a classic exploration story. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The...Show More Summary
Philip Nelson won the top prize at the 2013 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers - with a wooden duck! A mallard to be precise - and it is very precise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]