Now in its 38th year, the world?s largest antique map fair runs at the Royal Geographic Society in Kensington Gore on June 17 and 18, with prices from £10 to over £100,000. This event draws dealers and collectors from all over the world, attracted by the classic and the quirky. Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Harvard and Yale Universities has conducted a study of optimal human throwing techniques and found which work best under which conditions. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open...Show More Summary
(Royal Astronomical Society) A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. TheShow More Summary
An eye-opening exhibition at Japan Society closely examines representations of wakashu in woodblock prints from the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. The post The Hidden History of Wakashu, Edo-Era Japan’s “Third Gender” appeared first on Hyperallergic.
There is no greater indictment of British society than soaring rates of mental distress in children. No wonder politicians cling to a simplistic ‘illness’ model The public profile of mental health experienced another boost this week,...Show More Summary
When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has used a statistical model to predict that... ...
When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has used a statistical model to predict that most habitable planets may be dominated by oceans spanning over 90% of their surface area.
In a new paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers from UC Berkeley reveal that shoelace knots do not gradualy come loose, as was previously supposed -- rather, they fail catastrophically and suddenly, thanks to strange and surprising stresses that they must endure. (more…)
The Proceedings of the Royal Society has published a research paper on the roles of impact and inertia in the failure of a shoelace knot. In other words, why your shoelaces come untied. The study is impressive, with pendulum swings and measurements of force and plenty of data. Show More Summary
The PTCC and PCTA support the enactment of House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76, The Property Tax Independence Act
Time for some film education and film appreciation in the form of a video essay from "The Royal Ocean Film Society". The video essay is titled "In Praise of 16mm" and it is exactly that - filmmaker/cinephile Andrew Saladino examines the use of 16mm film (as opposed to the standard 35mm or larger 65mm) for making movies. Show More Summary
On the 18th of December 1912, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced the discovery of the infamous Piltdown bones to the Royal Geological Society. Contrary to popular opinion and in keeping with the scientific process, the scientific community were very sceptical of the discovery. Show More Summary
LONDON — The argument that Britain's house prices have risen in the past three or four decades due to a supply-demand issue is wrong, a new academic research paper presented to the Royal Economic Society this week suggests. Conventional...Show More Summary
You often hear people waxing poetic about the difference between film and digital, so much so that it’s become something of a cliché. A short video essay about the glories of 16mm film by The Royal Ocean Film Society steers directlyShow More Summary
The short-list for the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards was announced earlier this week, Presented in association with BBC Radio 3, the award represent major recognition of achievement in classical music. The shortlist is amazingly...Show More Summary
Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum announced the expansion of its vast collection of historic and contemporary photography with the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection from the Science Museum Group. The addition...Show More Summary
(Royal Astronomical Society) The whole concept of the 'Little Ice Age' is 'misleading,' as the changes were small-scale, seasonal and insignificant compared with present-day global warming, a group of solar and climate scientists argue. The new work, led by Prof Mike Lockwood of the University of Reading, appears in a paper in Astronomy & Geophysics.
I know that I always write about exhibitions just as they’re closing the door and turning off the lights, but with this one, there’s still a month to go see it. It’s at the Royal Historical Society in a’Beckett Street … Continue reading ?
Animal welfare workers in eastern England are investigating why two sick, underweight ponies were dumped in a wet, muddy field. The pair of fillies were “just hours from death” when an inspector from the Royal Society for the Prevention...Show More Summary
What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland Research...Show More Summary