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Oldest known gospel retrieved from mummy mask, researchers claim While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of [...]

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2015 - Deadline for entries extended to 20 January

This post is for ALL watercolour painters - wherever you live - who are interested in submitting their watercolour paintings to the Annual Open Competition of the Royal Watercolour Society. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Taking Pictures #3: Photography from The Royal Photographic Society, Erwin Olaf, Nick Hedges and more

The third installment in our regular pick of photography includes work from Mark Lovejoy, Josh Redman, The Royal Photographic Society, Philip E James, Erwin Olaf and Nick Hedges...

Scientists have a new theory to explain why zebras have stripes

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists still aren’t sure why zebras evolved their signature stripes, but a new study provides an interesting new detail: Zebras from warmer environs have more stripes. Published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the new study said than the reason zebras from warmers areas have...

Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys

Research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10. Risk is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five. Show More Summary

Seymour on the Woolwich Weapons Tests in D.C., 16 Jan.

On Friday, 16 January, Anderson House, the Society of the Cincinnati’s museum and library in Washington, D.C., will host a program of its American Revolution Institute on the Woolwich ballistic test charts.The Royal Arsenal at Woolwich was the British military’s artillery training ground and laboratory east of London. Show More Summary

Climate change threat to mussels’ shells

The world’s mussel population could be under threat as climate change causes oceans to become increasingly acidic, scientists have discovered. In a new paper published today (Wednesday 24 December) in the Royal Society’s journal Interface, researchers from the University of Glasgow describe how mussels’ shells become more brittle when they are formed in more acidic […]

Where the language diversity is

In the articles-noted-but-not-yet-studied pile: an article on language diversity in a journal that (as reader Ted McClure points out to me) linguists might easily miss: in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282 (1800) 20133029, earlier this year, Jacob Bock Axelsen and Susanna Manrubia published a paper entitled "River density and landscape roughness […]

So you like to take quizzes?

last monthOdd : TYWKIWDBI

I'm waiting (impatiently) for the annual King Williams College General Knowledge Quiz, which presumably will be released just after Christmas. In the meantime I peeked at the Royal Statistical Society Christmas Quiz, which is equally near-impossible.Here is the first of the ten questions: 1. Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

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