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Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst

The shape model, which is now published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, was developed using only a single emission line of near-infrared light emitted by molecular hydrogen gas. The characteristic 2.12-micron...Show More Summary

Students Art

On Tuesday 8 July the Mall Galleries in London opens The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2014. This is the 12th year it has been held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. The talented youngsters aged 11 to 18 years are from schools, colleges and academies across the UK. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Makes Monday Look Good in London

Kate Middleton stepped out in London on Monday, looking gorgeous as she made her way to a conference about children's mental health at The Royal Society of Medicine. Prince William reportedly attended as well, and they both listenedShow More Summary

Kate Middleton Steps Out After Pippa's Today Show Interview!

Kate Middleton steps out after attending a conference at The Royal Society of Medicine on Monday afternoon (June 30) in London, England. The 32-year-old Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister Pippa Middleton‘s long anticipated first television interview ever aired on The Today Show that morning and we finally got some insight from her! “It sounds funny [...]

How 'Death Smell' Can Reveal a Body's Secrets

Yes, corpses are smelly—but a more careful examination of that stench may help investigators learn just when a person died, the Royal Society of Chemistry reports. An international research team says the trick is to measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like sulfurs, alcohols, and nitro compounds that change in...

How This Mysterious Clam Puts on an Underwater Light Show

New research published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface confirms that C. ales—divers and aquarium enthusiasts call it disco clam—is one of the few marine creatures that use micro-scale structures to reflect light.Show More Summary

Punk As Fuck Scientist Ejected From Concert For Crowdsurfing to Handel

Dr. David Glowacki, a leading US scientist and research fellow at the Royal Society in London, was kicked out of the Bristol Old Vic venue after an attempt at crowdsurfing during Handel's Messiah. Read more...

RSPB Condemns Plans to Build Huge Wind Farm Near Rare Bird Breeding Area

Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which is usually pro-wind power, has criticised plans to build 47 wind turbines in Flow Country in the Scottish Highlands, home to the rare Wood Sandpiper ( Tringa Glareola ), which has only thirty pairs of birds nesting in the whole of the UK. Show More Summary

A noisy world: Crabs can hear

In new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Northeastern University professor Randall Hughes and her team at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Mass. are the first to show that sound plays at least as much of a role in mud crabs' reaction to fish behavior as other widely studied cues—and possibly more. read more

Hot Debate Coming Up: Do Gardens Qualify as Art? by Garden Rant

The Royal Hort Society is holding a debate I’d love to hear.  The topic is: “Are Gardens Art?” and get a load of the line-up of debaters — a critic, a designer, a plantsperson and a philosopher: Andrew Wilson (Chair of the debate panel) – Award winning Garden Designer, lecturer and writer Anne Wareham – […]

Fox's Chase Carey, Discovery's JB Perrette Among RTS Speakers

A who's who of the British and global broadcasting scene will attend this year's Royal Television Society conference in London September 9. read more

Report: RSPCA Is Most Complained About Charity

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is the most complained about charity in Britain, according to the Charity Commission. Third Sector reveals that, following a Freedom of Information request, the regulator revealed that it had followed up on six official complaints against the charity in the year to March. Show More Summary

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books longlist

They've announced the longlist for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. I haven't seen any of these, but it's usually a fairly interesting selection.

Big Pharma Looks For New Models

By QFinance: In a position statement on the current state of the pharmaceutical industry, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) points out that there is a growing feeling around the world that the "big" pharma model is broken. The sheer...Show More Summary

Turing Test 2014

The press is abuzz with the claim that a computer has passed the famous Turing Test for the first time. The University of Reading organized a Turing Test competition, held at the Royal Society in London on Saturday June 7th. The have now announced that a chatbot named Eugene Goostman passed the test by convincing [...]

RHS Exhibitions: Guidance and Regulations for submitting Botanical Art & Botanical Photography

The Royal Horticultural Society recently gave its website a massive overhaul. URLs have changed and some things went missing for a while - including the Guidelines and Regulations for submitting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ask Hackaday: Program Passes Turing Test, but is it Intelligent?

A team from the University of Reading in Russia has developed a program that has passed the iconic Turing Test. The test was carried out at the Royal Society in London, and was able to convince 33 percent of the judges that it was aShow More Summary

Chatbot Eugene Goostman Convinces 33% of Judges That It Is Human at Event, Arguably Passes the Turing Test

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The chatbot Eugene Goostman recently convinced 33% of human judges that it was human at a Turing test event held by the University of Reading at the Royal Society in London. The chatbot, developed by Vladimir Veselov, Eugene Demchenko, and Sergey Ulasen in 2001, portrays itself as a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy with English as a [...]

Machine Passes Turing Test, Convinces Judges it’s a 13-year-old Boy

A computer algorithm recently convinced human judges from the Royal Society of London that it was a 13-year-old boy from Ukraine, passing the Turing test for artificial intelligence. The Turing test was devised in 1950 by computer scientist...Show More Summary

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