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A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Royal Canadian Geographic Society assembled experts who chose the little-seen gray jay, though the popular vote went for the loon.

Cell Atlas launched at ASCB 2016 Meeting

(KTH, Royal Institute of Technology) The Cell Atlas was launched Dec. 4 at the 2016 American Society of Cell Biology Meeting in San Francisco. An open-access interactive database with unparalleled high-resolution images, the Cell Atlas...Show More Summary

You don’t get to revise evolutionary theory, until you understand evolutionary theory

4 days agoAcademics : Pharyngula

There was a conference sponsored by the Royal Society last month, titled New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives. There have been a number of news stories about this event, some good, some bad. Here’s one: can you tell what’s wrong with it? For example, speaking at the Royal Society was…

Opinion: Whose word should you respect in any debate on science?

The motto of the Royal Society, Britain's and perhaps the world's oldest scientific society, is "nullius in verba" which it says translates as "take nobody's word for it".

‘Night Manager’ Crafts RTS Wins; Sorrentino Shelves Berlusconi; Korea President Out Amid Scandal? – Global Briefs

BBC One's Tom Hiddleston/Hugh Laurie-starrer The Night Manager won big at the Royal Television Society's Craft and Design Awards last night, taking three prizes for Costume Design (Signe Sejlund), Make-Up Design (Jenna Wrage) and Music (Victor Reyes). Show More Summary

First Successful Video Game From Atari And In-Vehicle Computer From Microsoft

This week's milestones in the history of technology includes the birth of the Royal Society, Atari's coin-operated arcade video game, videotape delayed broadcast, portable MP3 digital audio player, and the first in-vehicle computer.

Boskalis wins SponsorRing Award

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) was last night named winner of the SponsorRing 2016 award in the 'Society' category for its sponsorship of The Ocean Cleanup's North Sea prototype test. A floating barrier designed to capture plastic…

Jean-Claude Kieffer and François Légaré honored by the Royal Society of Canada

(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Professors Jean-Claude Kieffer and François Legaré from INRS's Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications were honored at the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Induction and Awards Ceremony, held at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston on Nov. Show More Summary

Nearly 100 Smuggled Puppies Rescued at Wales’ Holyhead Port

Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of a Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation. The incident...Show More Summary

UK research reform: protest now

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

The grass-roots campaign group Science is Vital ( shares the Royal Society president's concerns over aspects of the government's Higher Education and Research Bill (see V.RamakrishnanNature538, 459;10.1038/538459a2016).The bill does not yet offer sufficient protection

Royal Television Society Names Virgin’s Tom Mockridge Chair; Leontine Petit Gets EFA Co-Pro Award — Global Briefs

Britain's Royal Television Society, which represents major television execs, has appointed Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge as its new board of trustees. He'll succeed ITN CEO John Hardie, who has reached the end of his term. RTS has also appointed Simon Pitts as its new vice chair. Show More Summary

Dinosaur Claw Proteins Preserved for 75 Million Years

Researchers Get Their Claws into Citipati osmolskae Researchers at North Carolina State University have published a paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (biology), that once again challenges the idea that organic material cannot survive the fossilisation process and persist in the fossil record for millions of years.  One of the authors of this study, Mary […]

The Silent Art Auction

The Silent Auction has become a feature of a number of exhibitions by art societies and other organisations. The latest is the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour who are holding an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dumbass Surfs a Turtle

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ricky Rogers is a complete idiot. Or at least that’s how he was described by Royal Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty spokesperson Michael Beatty after he posted a picture of him and a friend “surfing” a beached sea turtle on Facebook. Australia man truly is the new Florida man. Read more...

Bigger Brained Birds Dodge Bullets

Interesting piece on how birds with bigger brains may be more adept at avoiding getting shot.  The scientists, led by Dr Anders Moller, from the University of South Paris, France, wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters: ‘The...Show More Summary

Sailfish found to use group hunting technique to capture more sardines

(—An international team of researchers has found that sailfish use a unique form of group hunting to improve the catch for all involved. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their...Show More Summary

Who’d be a doctor?

It’s a wonder they don’t all become dentists or vets The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is concerned with any aspect of illness and curing it, and is a splendid club. It’s not frequented only by doctors – established in 1805 as theShow More Summary

Study shows how giraffe assassin bugs outwit spider prey

(—A biologist at Macquarie University in Australia has discovered the secret behind the giraffe assassin's ability to catch and kill spiders in their webs. In his paper published on the open access site Royal Society Open Science, Fernando Soley describes the study he conducted with the bugs and what he discovered.

Parrots In Strange Places: A Fossil From Siberia

Some dead parrots are more entertaining than others. And some, like the partial specimen described today in Royal Society Biology Letters, advance science in an unexpected direction. The first fossil parrot proof ever unearthed in Siberia...Show More Summary

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