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Companies Unite Against Scottish RSPB Legal Dispute Over Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

Only a month after the Scottish courts re-opened the way for the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm being developed by Mainstream Renewable Power, the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has applied to the UK Supreme...Show More Summary

Charles Dutoit strikes gold

The Swiss conductor will be awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s gold medal at the BBC Proms this week. press release: One of classical music’s highest honours, the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, has been awarded to the Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit. He becomes the 103rd recipient since the medal was founded in 1870 in celebration of […]

In Denmark, Is It Really That Good to Be the King?

Louis Menand on marital strife among the royals of Denmark and why monarchs linger in democratic societies.

Increased floodlighting reducing bat populations in Sweden's churches

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two from Sweden and one from Spain has found that installing floodlighting around rural churches drives away roosting bats. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, Jens Rydell, with Lund...Show More Summary

Royal Society prize shortlist

They've announced the shortlist for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. The winner will be announced 19 September.

Royal Society science book prize shorlist tackles 'the big questions'

Judges hail writers’ blend of eloquence and erudition on subjects ranging from the evolution of the octopus to the impact of technology on modern man From the vastness of infinity to the microbes that live within us, the shortlist for...Show More Summary

Experimental method measures robustness of quantum coherence

Researchers at the UAB have come up with a method to measure the strength of the superposition coherence in any given quantum state. The method, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, is based on the measurement of experimental parameters related to the visibility of the interference fringe patterns produced when the two states are superimposed.

Optic lobe of giant squid found proportionally smaller than for other cephalopods

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers in Taiwan has found that despite having outsized eyes, giant squid do not have an overly large optic lobe to match. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes...Show More Summary

New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal communities. Show More Summary

Attosecond physicist honoured by Royal Society

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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes

(Royal Astronomical Society) Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. Show More Summary

University of Liverpool Professor awarded 2017 Royal Society Davy Medal

(University of Liverpool) Professor Matthew Rosseinsky FRS from the University of Liverpool's Department of Chemistry has been awarded one of the Royal Society's most prestigious awards, the Davy Medal, in recognition of his 'advances in the design and discovery of functional materials, integrating the developments of new experimental and computational techniques.'

The Taylor Review: The British Government Looks at the Gig Economy

Last October the British government asked Matthew Taylor, the CEO of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), to lead a study on the future of work with a focus on self-employment and the gig economy. The study - Good...

Royal Philharmonic Society supports young musicians with £91,000

The Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Musicians Programme is making awards totally £91,000 this year, supporting outstanding instrumentalists, ensembles and composers in ongoing professional development. There are 13 commissions for...Show More Summary

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Games in painting_010 by Leonid Ll Harry Brooker, Children Building a House of Cards, 1889 Harry Brooker (1848–1940) was a painter of domestic genre, especially children, who exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and at Suffolk Street.

Model suggests fear of crime is contagious

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers at University College London has found evidence suggesting that fear of crime is contagious. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Rafael Prieto Curiel and Steven Bishop describe the model they built, how it works and what it showed.

Strathclyde professor receives RSE Royal Medal from Her Majesty the Queen

(University of Strathclyde) A University of Strathclyde Professor has received a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for his work in cancer and public health.

Re-making planets after star-death

(Royal Astronomical Society) Astronomers Dr. Jane Greaves, of the University of Cardiff, and Dr. Wayne Holland, of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh, may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath of a supernova explosion. Show More Summary

Surprise methanol detection points to an evolving story of Enceladus's plumes

(Royal Astronomical Society) A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule methanol around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Show More Summary

Flowers' genome duplication contributes to their spectacular diversity

Scientists at the University of Bristol have shed new light on the evolution of flowers in research published today in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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