I am here today: Royal Economic Society Conference 2015 University of Manchester, United Kingdom March 30, 2015 09:00 to 11:00 Registration and Coffee/Tea, University Place Foyer 11:00 to 12:30 Special Sessions A 12:30 to 13:30 Buffet Lunch, Eats Restaurant 13:30...
The f-holes in the body of a violin have evolved to their current shape as the result of generations of trial and error by violin-makers, as reported in a study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society:Owing to its long-standing prominence...Show More Summary
It was a pleasure to walk into the 298th Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists yesterday - particularly after my very disappointing visit to the RWS Contemporary Painting Exhibition on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The exhibition for the 2015 Contemporary Watercolour Competition run by the Royal Watercolour Society finishes today. This post is for all those who might be thinking of applying next year members... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The Small Print The Royal Society Left Out London, 16 March: A new briefing paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation has accused the Royal Society of presenting a misleading picture of climate science. The briefing, entitled The Small Print: What the Royal Society left out, challenges claims made in the Royal Society’s recently…
Nearly a million trapped songbirds were illegally killed on a British military base in Cyprus last autumn - the highest level recorded in 12 years, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
A Miocene Crocodile Community – from Prehistoric Peru It’s not just Paddington Bear that heralds from Peru, a team of international scientists writing in the academic journal the “Proceedings of the Royal Society B” have published a paper that describes a rich and diverse wetland ecosystem that thrived thirteen million years ago, jam packed with […]
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In January there was a study published by The Royal Society entitled “Solar activity at birth predicted infant survival and women’s fertility in historical Norway”, available here. It claimed that in Norway in the 1700s and 1800s the solar activity at birth affected a child’s survival chances. As you might imagine, this…
On 11 March the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) opens its Annual Exhibition, sourced from member artists and through open submission. There are paintings, prints and sculptures with styles ranging from photo-realism to abstract. Shown is Moira Purver's bronze sculpture After Bathing. The exhibition runs until 21 March, admission £3 adults or £2.50 silver surfers (CLICK).
Daphne Todd OBE (Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and currently judging the BBC programme on 'The Big Painting Challenge') was invited to speak on yesterday's Today programme... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Author Neil Gaiman honored the late Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in a talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London last night. In the presentation, Gaiman told stories about his friend pointing out...Show More Summary
A three-act, three-hour play set in Antarctica? At this point in this particular Chicago winter, it is hard to imagine an onstage prospect with less commercial potential. Even this critic — who had had a day of it Monday, let me tell you — almost feigned a cold.
I had always assumed that eyelashes evolved simply to keep particulate matter out of the eyes. Now a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface reports that particulates are only half the story; eyelashes also divert...Show More Summary
High above the spiral Milky Way, astronomers have spotted two clusters of new stars growing at the fringes of our galaxy. The discovery, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, appears to be the first such stellar cradles found outside the galactic disk.
Guest post by Isobel Hogg, Royal Society of Chemistry Can you explain the importance of chemistry to human health in just 1 minute? If you’re an early-career researcher who is up to the challenge, making a 1 minute video could win you £500. We are looking for imaginative ways to showcase how chemistry helps us address [...]
UK's Royal Television Society award recognises formerly jailed journalists' contribution to television journalism.
Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the Tyndall Centre, discusses why fracking in the UK is incompatible with limiting warming to 2°C. This piece is a response to Professor Robert Mair’s Royal Society science policy...Show More Summary
The Jacqueline du Pré charity concert supports Britain’s oldest musical charity, The Royal Society of Musicians, which has been providing assistance to musicians in need since 1738. This year's concert, the 20th annual concert, is being performed in what would have been Jacqueline du Pré's 70th birthday year. Show More Summary
Eve, an artificially intelligent 'robot scientist' could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers writing in the Royal Society journal Interface. The team has demonstrated the success of the approach as Eve discovered that a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties might also be used in the fight against malaria.
The results of the Royal Photographic Society's International Member's competition have been announced after judges selected 100 images for a touring exhibition from almost 3300 entries. The competition, which is held every other year,...Show More Summary