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Women Conductors to the fore

Alice Farnham, artistic director of Women Conductors© Catherine Ashmore The Royal Philharmonic Society has joined forces with Women Conductors (artistic director Alice Farnham), a programme of conducting workshops designed to encourage women to be conductors of classical music. Show More Summary

UK Royal Society's #1 cybersecurity recommendation: don't backdoor crypto

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Royal Society, once presided over by Isaac Newton, is one of Britain's most respected learned institutions: that's why it matters so much that the organisation's new report, "Progress and research in cybersecurity," begins by demanding...Show More Summary

How Long Can You Make Eye Contact Before Shit Gets Weird?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You can determine a lot by looking into a person’s eyes. For years, scientists have studied how eye contact builds trust and if it reveals whether someone is lying. Now, a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science today examines exactly how long we prefer to look someone in the eyes. Read more...

New Fillings Can Repair Teeth From the Inside

Imagine a world without root canals. It's possible with what the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry calls "a new paradigm for dental treatments." Scientists at Nottingham and Harvard universities say they've developed dental fillings that stimulate stem cells to regrow and heal damaged teeth. Researcher Adam Celiz explains that existing...

Benjamin Franklin’s lightning rods

In 1746, Peter Collinson, wealthy merchant, philanthropist, botanist and Fellow of the Royal Society of London, gave Benjamin Franklin one of those newfangled Leyden jars that were all the rage. Well, technically he gave it to the Library Company of Philadelphia, but that was founded by Franklin and Collinson was a long-time friend and supporter [...]

Jupiter awaits arrival of Juno

A team led by Leigh Fletcher of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom are presenting new images of Jupiter at the UK's Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Nottingham. read more

Insights From Transformative CEOs: AARP, Royal Caribbean, Siemens

Arguably the most important ability for any leader of our time is to be transformative. I define a transformative CEO as someone who, “creates new value that reinvigorates a company, reinvents an industry or reboots society.”

Royal Society of Literature digital

Development of online audience engagement strategy to meet RSL’s business objectives. The post Royal Society of Literature digital appeared first on The Literary Platform.

British scientists are freaking out about 'Brexit' too

The United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union has affected all aspects of British society – even science.  On Friday, the Royal Astronomical Society, which works to advance science research in the U.K., took a break from promoting new findings in astronomy and geophysics to weigh in...

Short Paper Titles Tend to Have a Longer Reach

A study with a six-word-long title tells about the effects of study title lengths: “The Advantage of Short Paper Titles,” Adrian Letchford, Helen Susannah Moat, Tobias Preis, Royal Society Open Science, epub August 26, 2015. The authors, at the University of Warwick, UK, report: “Vast numbers of scientific articles are published each year, some of […]

This ranking of the 10 most harmful drugs may surprise you

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Two leading UK health organizations— the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health–have just made an unprecedented call for decriminalization of all personal possession and use of drugs. In their report, “Taking a New Line on Drugs,” they list the top 10 most harmful drugs,...

Why Do the British Media Give Such Generous Coverage to pro-Drug-Decriminalisation Advocates?

Here we go again. Another supposedly authoritative body has been captured by the ‘decriminalise drugs’ lobby. This time it’s an outfit I had not heard of until recently -the ‘Royal Society for Public Health’. They have published a propaganda screed...

Decriminalize Drugs, Say U.K. Public Health Bodies

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Two British public health bodies have called for the possession of illegal drugs to be decriminalized, saying primary responsibility for tackling drugs should lie with the health sector, not law enforcement. The Royal Society for Public...Show More Summary

Is CAP beneficial for UK?

Alan Greer of the University of the West of England has written a particularly good contribution to the referendum debate in relation to agriculture for the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Agriculture, Food and Rural Policy. He covers a lot of ground in a relatively short space. Show More Summary

NASA's Kepler K2 Mission: "Reveals Sounds of Fossil Stars from the Early Universe"

Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published today in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices. The research team, from the...

Prominent UK Economists Think Brexit to Have Negative Effect on GDP - Poll

Hundreds of economists, members the UK Royal Economic Society and the Society of Business Economists, think that Brexit would somehow negatively affect the United Kingdom's GDP, a new Ipsos MORI poll revealed.

The Royal Society Launches GMO Guide for U.K. Consumers

The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the 18 common questions Britons ask about GMO technology.

Time-Lapse Shows 100-Meter Wind Turbine Going Up In Just One Minute

For wind energy boosters and construction enthusiasts alike, this time-lapse video of a 100-meter high wind turbine being installed at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a fascinating look at one of the marvels of modern engineering. Show More Summary

Wildfire -- it's not spreading like wildfire

A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea University's College of Science carried out detailed analysis of global and regional data on fire occurrence, severity and its impacts on society. read more

Sunflower Patterns Reveal Fibonacci “Super Sequences”

A paper recently published in the Royal Society Open Science journal details how some surprising new patterns have been observed in the faces of Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower. The study, “Novel Fibonacci and non-Fibonacci structure in the sunflower,” details how the researchers found some complex new mathematical...

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