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How Intense did the Battle Between Bob Ward and ExxonMobil's Army of Climate Deniers Get?

In this DeSmog UK epic history post, the battle continues between Bob Ward – working at the Royal Society at the time – and ExxonMobil’s army of climate deniers. Bob Ward, the then head of media at the Royal Society, was shocked when...Show More Summary

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists found

Study suggests Japan falsified whale hunting data during the 1960s

Japanese commercial whale fleets are accused of altering their records in the late 1960s, according to a study published recently in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Continue reading ? The post Study suggests Japan falsified whale hunting data during the 1960s appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Breakthrough Initiatives: Galvanizing the search for life in our Universe

At a Royal Society event in London earlier this week, Professor Stephen Hawking, Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees, and entrepreneur Yuri Milner announced an ambitious 100 million dollar initiative aimed at galvanizing the search for extraterrestrial life. Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking Teams Up With Russian Billionaire for $100 Million Alien Search

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Stephen Hawking is teaming up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, to head up a $100 million project to search for extraterrestrial life in the biggest alien hunt ever staged. The Cambridge physicist was at the Royal Society in London...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking, Russian Billionaire Launch New Alien-Hunting Effort

A new venture to scan the skies for alien life just got Stephen Hawking's backing. At the Royal Society in London today, the famed physicist and Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner announced the launch of a $100-million initiative to search for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth, BBC News reported. Show More Summary

Billionaire investor Yuri Milner says he is going to spend $100 million renting massive telescopes to search for life on other planets

Are we alone in the universe? Billionaire investor Yuri Milner believes it is the most important question. He also believes not enough is being done to answer it, and he has decided to help. On Monday, at The Royal Society in London, Milner announced that he will spend $100 million over the next 10 years funding the search for extraterrestrial life. Show More Summary

An Atmospheric Scientist Explains Why That ‘Mini Ice Age’ News Is Bogus

Last week, a press release from the Royal Astronomical Society caught the British news media’s attention. It quickly spread to American outlets, and soon headlines blared across the Internet announcing the coming of a “mini ice age” in 15 years. Show More Summary

Adam Buck

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Yesterday the Ashmolean in Oxford opened An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, artist in the age of Jane Austen. An Irish miniaturist, Buck came to London in hopes of making his fortune. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and quickly established a wealthy clientele of royals, landowners, serving Officers and society hostesses. Show More Summary

Some Missing Teeth In Old France

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit French teeth are something of a specialty for the president of Great Britain's Royal Historical Society. Colin Jones, who is also a history professor at Queen Mary University of London, wrote two memorable monographs on the subject. The Presurfer

Africa Writes report

The Royal African Society's annual literature festival, Africa Writes was held 3 to 5 July, and at openDemocracy Ché Ramsden has a lengthy report on it, In celebration of African literature: Africa Writes 2015. Local success storiesShow More Summary

No, the Earth Is Not Heading for a “Mini Ice Age”

This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A new study and related press release from the Royal Astronomical Society is making the rounds in recent days, claiming that...Show More Summary

Some Missing Teeth in Old France

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staffFrench teeth are something of a specialty for the president of Great Britain’s Royal Historical Society. Colin Jones, whoShow More Summary

No, the Earth Is Not Heading for a “Mini Ice Age”

A new study and related press release from the Royal Astronomical Society is making the rounds in recent days, claiming that a new statistical analysis of sunspot cycles shows “solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s”...Show More Summary

Scientists Claim 'Mini Ice Age' in 2030, Solar Activity to Fall 60%

New study of the Royal Astronomical Society said we could have a 'mini ice age' by 2030.

WHEN WITCH-HUNTS ARE WAGED BY WITCHES: The Tim Hunt Reporting Was False. Royal Society, Please Give…

WHEN WITCH-HUNTS ARE WAGED BY WITCHES: The Tim Hunt Reporting Was False. Royal Society, Please Give Him Due Process.

Student Art

4 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

On 7 July the Royal Society of British Artists presents a National Student Art Exhibition in the Main Gallery of the Mall Galleries in central London. The artists range in age from 11 to 18 years old. This is a chance to see tomorrow's artists today, Shown is George King's Self Portrait. Show More Summary

Researchers warn against hazardous ‘craze’ of adults drinking breast milk

A British study reveals the recent craze of adults drinking breast milk could be hazardous. The report published in the Royal Society of Medicine in June says raw, unpasteurized human milk can expose consumers to food-borne illnesses and infectious diseases including HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B. Show More Summary

Rats dream paths to a brighter future

When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed...Show More Summary

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