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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

5 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

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.

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

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! ]]

Tachiraptor admirabilis, early dinosaur from Venezuela

New dinosaur (Theropoda, stem-Averostra) from the earliest Jurassic of the La Quinta formation, Venezuelan Andes. 2014. Langer, M.C., et al. Royal Society Open Science Tachiraptor, a 1.5-meter-long theropod dinosaur (center) that lived...Show More Summary

A brand new RHS Show for Botanical Art

The Royal Horticultural Society have just published their schedule of shows and dates for 2015 and their is a first - a dedicated Botanical Art Show at a totally different time to the usual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Annual Exhibition 2014

Earlier this week I visited the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers at the Mall Galleries in London.   The exhibition continues until Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Hair Can (and Can't) Tell Us If Someone Is Dead

If hair at a crime scene shows signs of a "fungal invasion," forensic scientists may well conclude the hair's owner is dead—but that's not the case, a new study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B explains. Conventional wisdom has held that the fungi only invade the hair...

Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists - Review (Part 1)

These are some views of the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I visited two exhibitions at the Mall Galleries yesterday. The RSMA was having its Private View which,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Deadly anthrax grass grows greener, tempting its zebra victims

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

A zebra in Africa might run from predators, such as lions, but it will happily run toward the deadly anthrax bacterium. According to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, zebras are actually more attracted to grass covered with the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax poisoning. Show More Summary

A new £15,000 prize for portrait painting

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters have announced a new £15,000 prize for portrait painting. You have just three months to paint a submission! The prize will be called "Conversations".  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Marine Artists

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Also exhibiting at the Mall Galleries is the Royal Society of Marine Artists, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. These are top professionals who paint everything to do with the sea: boats, harbours, shorelines, marine fishes, children on beaches, historic ships. Show More Summary

Miniatures at Mall

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The next exhibition to open at the Mall Galleries in central London is the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Annual Exhibition, admission free. This is the world’s foremost showcase for contemporary miniature art with around 700 works on display, including sculptures. Show More Summary

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