It's been said you should always eat your vegetables, but for these fine specimens we will make an exception. The United Kingdom's Royal Horticultural Society put on its annual Harvest Festival show in London, England, on Tuesday. The growers were out in full force, displaying their works of art while judges made the rounds. Show More Summary
Alexander Bassano (1829 – 1913) was the leading royal and high society portrait photographer, who established one of the most important photographic portrait studios of the Victorian era. His sitters included royalty, aristocracy, politicians,...Show More Summary
They've announced that the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books goes to Adventures in the Anthropocene, by Gaia Vince. See the publicity pages from Chatto & Windus and Milkweed, or get your copy from Amazon.com (it's conveniently just out in paperback in the US) or Amazon.co.uk.
The British government will launch an investigation into the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) over its power to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, local media reported Tuesday.
The Royal Society will award Xavier Leroy the Milner Award 2016 ... in recognition of his research on the OCaml functional programming language and on the formal verification of compilers. Xavier's replied: It is very moving to see how far we have come, from Milner's great ideas of the 1970s to tools as powerful and as widely used as OCaml and Coq.
At the Royal Television Society Cambridge convention this morning, Martha Kearney chaired an excellent session – not to say inquest – about the broadcasters' coverage of the 2015 UK General Election campaign. The panel argued about all sorts of problems with the media's handling of this year's campaign – the [...]
Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Royal Society has published a study which claims that global warming will unleash deadly swarms of giant arctic mosquitoes. According to the Royal Society; Abstract Climate change is altering environmental temperature, a factor that influences ectothermic organisms by controlling rates of physiological processes. Show More Summary
The BBC will launch an Over-The -Top subscription service in the U.S. next year, according to director general Tony Hall. The announcement was made during a speech the embattled Hall was giving to the Royal Television Society Convention in Cambridge today. Show More Summary
For the first time ever, astronomers have glimpsed the innermost parts of a solar system in its earliest stages of formation. The results, published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, reveal the interactions between an embryonic star called HD 100546 and a fledgling planet forming in its protoplanetary disk. Show More Summary
Topic: News The average scientist is not statistically more likely than a member of the general public to have an artistic or crafty hobby. But members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society -- elite societies of scientists,...Show More Summary
The average scientist is not statistically more likely than a member of the general public to have an artistic or crafty hobby. But members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society — elite societies of scientists, membership in which is based on professional accomplishments and discoveries — are 1.7 and 1.9 times […]
"Happy Valley or House of Cards? Television in 2020"? is the topic of a biennial Royal Television Society convention near London. read more
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria have a fantastic exhibition at the moment that draws on their collection of material about Macpherson Robertson – the source (bless him) of Australia’s oldest, and my very favourite chocolate bar: The Cherry Ripe … Continue reading ?
1. Flying spiders are a real thing now, not just the premise of the latest Michael Bay movie. I quit. (via National Geographic) According a study published Wednesday in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, large arachnids who live in the American tropics can glide with more agility than cats. Show More Summary
A new maintenance technique developed by engineers from the University of Sheffield could end up making wind energy cheaper. As published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the new technique could allow engineers to predict...Show More Summary
Like their equivalents on this side of the pond, the anti-tobacco jihadists of Britain’s Royal Society for Public Health believe that smoking outside can be a menace: The BBC explains: The public smoking ban should be extended to beer...Show More Summary
Camelot isn't all about being a knight and sitting at round tables. On Once Upon a Time this season, our friends will also attend a society event. "I can tell you Episode 2 is a ball at Camelot," co-creator Edward Kitsis tells TVGuide.com. "Eduardo [Castro], our fantastic costume designer,... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Once Upon a Time
They've announced the shortlist for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Looks like a decent selection, but none are under review at the complete review ; I really should be getting to more science titles. (The last non-literary non-fiction I covered was in... March, more than eighty books ago, sigh.)