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Hungry Humans Are Eating Wild Mammals Into Extinction

Hungry humans are in danger of eating nearly a quarter of all endangered land mammals into extinction, according to a study published this week in Royal Society Open Science. Quartz reports that 301 species of land mammals—from bats and primates to rodents and big cats—are being hunted into...

John Henry Henshall, usually known as Henry Henshall (1856–1928)...

4 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

John Henry Henshall, usually known as Henry Henshall (1856–1928) was an English painter and etcher and a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

5,000 Years Ago, White People Ate Rodents

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science on Tuesday, 5,000 years ago people in Europe likely ate rodents as snacks. Ew! Read more...

World’s Oldest Scientific Academy, the Royal Society, to Allow Climate Denying GWPF Lecture to Go Ahead Despite Internal Opposition

The Royal Society will be going ahead with the controversial Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ) annual lecture next week despite internal pressure to cancel the event, DeSmog UK has learned. The decision to allow the lecture to...Show More Summary

Royal Society Puts Matt Ridley And His Friends On Notice

The Royal Society is the world’s oldest extant scientific society. And, it is a place where scientific controversy has a home. Both Huxley and Wilberforce were members back in the 19th century, when young Darwin’s ideas were first being knocked around. More recently, just a few weeks ago, the Royal Society accidentally agreed to host…

From unknown to beardog: Findings rescue fossils from 'trashbin' genus

(University at Buffalo) A new study published today in Royal Society Open Science and based on improved phylogenetic analysis and advanced computed tomography (CT) scanning identifies two fossils previously thought to be generic carnivorans as some of the earliest known members of the beardog family.

A concise appreciation of Saul Bass, film's great title designer

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Andrew Saladino of The Royal Ocean Film Society put together a terrific overview of Saul Bass and his contributions to title design, made especially great by relying on footage of Bass himself describing his work and philosophy. (mo...

Astronomy is a big star of Ada Lovelace Day

100 years ago the first women became Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society. To mark this anniversary, the RAS is a platinum sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) on 11 October, which celebrates the achievements of women in science.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2016

This year it's the 50th anniversary of the royal status of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. some stunning paintings of sea, waves, skies and vessels his all includes three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Exclusive: Royal Society Under Internal Pressure To Cancel Venue Booking From Global Warming Policy Foundation

The Royal Society is coming under internal pressure to cancel a booking on its premises made by climate science “sceptic” group the Global Warming Policy Foundation, DeSmogUK can reveal. Several fellows and associates of the societyShow More Summary

Cello Unwrapped: truly madly deeply

Sheku Kanneh-Mason For its annual year long Unwrapped festivals, Kings Place has explored Brahms, Mozart, Baroque music and Minimalism; this latter was recognised at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, winning the Concert Series and Festivals category. Show More Summary

“The Arms Race of 1774” in Worcester, 4 Oct.

This Tuesday, 4 October, I’ll speak at the American Antiquarian Society about “The Arms Race of 1774.” Our program description:Starting in September 1774, Massachusetts patriots and royal governor Thomas Gage raced for the province’s most powerful military resources—cannon and other artillery pieces. Show More Summary

RSB photographer of the year shortlist and young photographer of the year winner – in pictures

Fighting elk bulls and a microscopic image of shark’s skin are among the shortlisted images for the Royal Society of Biology’s photographer of the year award, which this year takes the theme Biology: from Big to Small The winner will be announced at the Royal Society of Biology awards ceremony on 13 October at Charles Darwin House, London Continue reading...

Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, A Horror Comedy Short About a Guy Haunted by Bears Given to Ex-Lovers

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Almog Avidan Antonir, David Ernesto Vendrell, and Matt Hawksworth of The Royal Adventure Society have created Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, a horror comedy short film about a guy who is being haunted by a group of teddy bears that he gave to his ex-girlfriends. via Short of the Week Related Laughing Squid PostsAlex Karpovsky […]

NBCUniversal boss was 'very worried' watching the first US election debate

NBCUniversal chief executive Steve Burke said he watched the first US presidential debate wracked with fear. Burke, in London for Royal Television Society Conference, woke at 4 a.m. UK time to watch a recording of clash between Hilary...Show More Summary

Climate Denial Group Global Warming Policy Foundation Books Royal Society Venue for Matt Ridley Lecture

This is a guest post from ClimateDenierRoundup crossposted from Daily Kos. Last week we talked about a group in the UK who tried, but ultimately failed, to use a respected institution as the venue for a denial conference in an effort...Show More Summary

Prince George Denies Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's High-Fives (Video)

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, looks super lovely while arriving with Prince William to the Immigrant Services Society during their Royal Tour of Canada on Sunday (September 25) in Vancouver, Canada. The royal couple was joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they visited the charitable organization, which provides targeted programs for refugees, women, [...]

Should UK’s Royal Society host those who deny climate science?

The scientific society risks undermining some of its good work by hiring out its prestigious platform to people who should be ignored, says Michael Le Page

Royal Society's remarkable 2016 nature photo finalists

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Tane Sinclair-Taylor's image of a clownfish and a bleached anemone is one of the many remarkable biological photographs chosen as finalists and winners in Royal Society Publishing's 2016 contest. (more…)

A Forgotten Society Without Weapons or War Discovered

Archaeologists have unearthed what seems to have been a utopia. No, it isn’t Camelot but settlements by the long-forgotten Indus people. Unlike most ancient civilizations, the Indus appeared to have lived without weapons, war, royalty and deities. Indus society existed in South Asia from 2600-1900BC and then...

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