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Study reveals abundance of microplastics in the world's deep seas

The deep sea is becoming a collecting ground for plastic waste, according to research led by scientists from Plymouth University and Natural History Museum. The new study, published today in Royal Society Open Science, reveals around four billion microscopic plastic fibres could be littering each square kilometre of deep sea sediment around the world. read more

Royal Society Releases Booklet Designed to Fight 'Ill-Informed Pub Bore' Climate Sceptics

A major British scientific group has published a booklet designed to give people advice in how to tackle climate change sceptics, or "ill-informed pub bores or the family know it all" as they call them. The booklet, by the Royal Society,...Show More Summary

Video: It Only Takes 60 Seconds to Refute Every Obnoxious Climate Denier You Know

If only all complicated science was accompanied by a kindly but sober British accent, and a jazzy beat. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.K. Royal Society have teamed up to produce this beautiful animation about the basics...Show More Summary

Scientists identify first 'naturally iridescent' bird eggs

A new study in the Journal of the Royal Society interface describes the eggs of the tinamou, a.k.a. the "mountain hen," which is native to Central and South America. The bird eggs were recently identified as "the first known naturally iridescent eggs," according to Discovery News. Show More Summary

Shifting boundaries and changing surfaces

New research published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society A by members of the Mathematical Soft Matter Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University examines the energies at work in a closed flexible loop spanned by a soap film. Show More Summary

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Activist Promotes Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Disabled Children

Udo Schuklenk, who was the chair of the one-sided Royal Society of Canada: End of Life Decision Making panel, is now proselytizing his philosophy (or Peter Singer’s philosophy) promoting euthanasia for newborns and infanticide. Schuklenk...Show More Summary

How does acidification affect our oceans?

6:30 pm — 8:00 pm on Monday 26 January 2015 at The Royal Society, London Find out how the acidification of our oceans, through the absorption of carbon dioxide, is affecting the evolution of its inhabitants, in this Café Scientifique with Sinead Collins. Free to attend Registration required Recorded audio will be available a few days […]

Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change?

Two headlines on successive days speak volumes about the scaremongering which is endemic in the way in which learned bodies disseminate information on climate science. Yesterday, the Royal Society published… Continue reading The post Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Royal Society: Leave the Somerset Levels to Flood

The Royal Society has released a report claiming that the campaign to save the Somerset levels from flooding is a triumph of politics over science. They argue that, as the floods affect agricultural land and not homes, it is of less importance when allocating flood defences. Show More Summary

Drawn by Light

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Here's a brief YouTube trailer for the exhibition Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection, which opens on 2 December in the Media Space of the Science Museum in London, Floor 2. This is the world's oldest surviving photographic society, founded in 1853. Show More Summary

There could be an orphan black hole only 90 million light years from Earth

A new study in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that a mysterious object just 90 million light years away from Earth could be a supermassive black hole. The team of international scientists' findings...Show More Summary

Canadian Library Association CLA Digest for November 2014

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) publishes a regular news bulletin known as CLA Digest. In the most recent issue, there are a number of items that caught my interest: Royal Society review highlights opportunities for CLA: " The...Show More Summary

Moffat Might Consider “Varying” The Next Doctor Who Companion - Suuuuuuure.

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At a Royal Television Society panel called "Doctor Who: Anatomy of a Hit," Moffat spoke about the Doctor's potential future companions - and the possibility of maybe seeing something a little different next time around.

Prize: Science book

They've announced that Stuff Matters, by Mark Miodownik, has won this year's Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books Get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Britten's War Requiem raises £100,000 for Veteran's Aid

Bryn Terfel in Britten’s Britten War Requiem © Chris Christodoulou On Sunday 8 November 2014, the Royal Choral Society and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cooke (music director of the Royal Choral Society) performed Britten's War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall with soloists Bryn Terfel, Evelina Dobraceva and Stephan Rügamer. Show More Summary

UK’s ‘Utopia’ Leads RTS Craft & Design Award Noms: Global Showbiz Briefs

The Royal Television Society has announced its shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards. The prizes are spread across 25 categories, recognizing the variety of skills and processes involved in program production. Among the most-nominated...Show More Summary

Independent safety investigation needed in the NHS

The NHS should follow the lead of aviation and other safety-critical industries and establish an independent safety investigation agency, according to a paper published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The authors...Show More Summary

Three RHS Gold Medals for Botanical Art and a video interview

This week three ladies won RHS Gold Medals for their Botanical Art at the Royal Horticultural Society's Shades of Autumn Show in the Lindley Hall in London. Denise Ramsay (Hong Kong / France)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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