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Prominent UK Economists Think Brexit to Have Negative Effect on GDP - Poll

Hundreds of economists, members the UK Royal Economic Society and the Society of Business Economists, think that Brexit would somehow negatively affect the United Kingdom's GDP, a new Ipsos MORI poll revealed.

The Royal Society Launches GMO Guide for U.K. Consumers

The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the 18 common questions Britons ask about GMO technology.

Time-Lapse Shows 100-Meter Wind Turbine Going Up In Just One Minute

For wind energy boosters and construction enthusiasts alike, this time-lapse video of a 100-meter high wind turbine being installed at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a fascinating look at one of the marvels of modern engineering. Show More Summary

Wildfire -- it's not spreading like wildfire

A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea University's College of Science carried out detailed analysis of global and regional data on fire occurrence, severity and its impacts on society. read more

Sunflower Patterns Reveal Fibonacci “Super Sequences”

A paper recently published in the Royal Society Open Science journal details how some surprising new patterns have been observed in the faces of Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower. The study, “Novel Fibonacci and non-Fibonacci structure in the sunflower,” details how the researchers found some complex new mathematical...

RSL Ondaatje Prize

They've announced that Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (by Peter Pomerantsev) has won this year's Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, an: "annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or...Show More Summary

London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.

Peeking Inside the Hectic Floral Heaven of the Chelsea Flower Show 

The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Chelsea Flower Show is getting underway in the United Kingdom, and today press and VIPs got a special preview of the elaborate, often whimsical gardens. The Queen was there, as well as assorted other royals and also cake queen Mary Berry. Read more...

Arts and Crafts at the RHS Chelsea Show 2016

The artists - painters, printmakers, carvers, sculptors etc - exhibiting at Chelsea this week - in THE show in the Royal Horticultural Society's calendar are detailed below. Various fairs - besides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

REPORT: The North of England tech sector has the potential to add £5.7 billion to the UK economy

Tech companies in the North of England have the potential to add £5.7 billion to the UK economy each year if they can bring their productivity up to the national average, according to a report from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) that...Show More Summary

Grace Coddington Discusses the 'Instagirls,' Anna Wintour and What's Next for Her Career

On Saturday morning, Grace Coddington took the stage at the fifth annual Vogue Festival, held before a moderate-sized crowd at the Royal Geographic Society in London, to discuss her career and the many ways the industry has changed since she first joined the fashion world as a model in the late... Continue reading

Should Museums Be More Like Constables?

I'm working on an exhibition for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society, in St. John's, NL. I've been digging deep into their archives to learn more about the two hundred year history of the force, but a few weeks ago,...Show More Summary

New audiences and alternative classical musics - the 2016 RPS Music Awards

The winners of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards were announced on Tuesday 10 May 2016, and a remarkable group of artists has been honoured. What was particularly striking was the vein of alternative approaches to classical music and to audiences, which threaded its way through the awards. Show More Summary

Subaru Goes Stargazing in Dreamy Campaign Made With Canada's Royal Astronomical Society

Twinkle, twinkle, little car. Subaru Canada channels the magical feeling of a night drive beneath celestial lights in a new campaign from Red Urban. Developed with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, #SubaruDarkSky invites Canadians to venture far from the haze of cities and suburbs to study the heavens. read more

Comparison of the RSPP Open and BP Portrait Award Competition

Last week while viewing the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists I began to ponder about the pros and cons for portrait artists of entering this open exhibition compared to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Newport Watch

Last month the Newport Historical Society announced that Rory McEvoy, the curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, had identified a pocket watch in its collections as an important timepiece from the 1770s.Mr. McEvoy verified that the pocket watch was made by John Arnold of London and is #4 in a series of marine watches circa 1772. Show More Summary

Prizewinners at the 125th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

I'm going to split my review of the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters into two halves. The first (below) is about the prizewinners and  he second, on Monday, is about the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Brian Cox: Science can teach politicians to be humble

As the physicist and TV presenter becomes a fellow of the Royal Society, he tells us why everyone needs science, about his Apollo heroes – and being impersonated

Why we steer the way we do

The way we drive could help us understand how animals make their way, new research from the University of Leeds has found. The research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, sheds light on how our brains process what we see when at the wheel, as well as giving important insights into why animals take particular paths of travel. read more

Simon Peyton Jones elected into the Royal Society Fellowship

Simon Peyton Jones has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society biography reads: Simon's main research interest is in functional programming languages, their implementation, and their application. He was a key...Show More Summary

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