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Student Art

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

Eighty Percent Of Consumers Can’t Read Sunscreen Labels. Can You?

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) are calling for clearer labels on sunscreens and sun cream after a survey found that one in four people don’t know what SPF stands for, while 56 percent of people didn’t know SPF protects only against UVB rays -- not UVA rays, too. Show More Summary

Adult craze for human breast milk purchased online poses serious health risks

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is ill advised say the authors of an editorial published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. There...Show More Summary

Royal Society: It will take another 50 years without warming, before we admit we were wrong

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The new British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd’s plan to win over prominent climate skeptics like Lord Lawson, by setting up a meeting between skeptics and the Royal Society, has dramatically backfired, after the Royal Society admitted that the pause would have to continue for another 50 years,…

Atomic Veggies: The Other Kind of GMO

Atomic grapefruit. (Photo: Brent Hofacker/shutterstock.com) In 1959, during a dinner party at the Royal Commonwealth Society in London, Muriel Howorth, atomic enthusiast, served her guests peanuts. These peanuts were unusually large, and, as Paige Johnson recounts in the British Journal for the History of Science, special. Show More Summary

Wind farm to destroy Canada's first 'dark sky preserve'

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2013 the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada proudly declared North Frontenac to be Canada's first "dark sky preserve." Now in 2015, NextEra Energy, a US based energy company, is about to turn this nature preserve into a wind farm. Read the rest

Study of the Day: Monkeys Love to Get Drunk in Guinea

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

It’s not just humans that like to get their drink on; it turns out monkeys also enjoy throwing back a cold one now and then. The Royal Society Open Science has published the results of a 17-year study showing that African apes also voluntarily...Show More Summary

Getting Drunk at Brunch No Longer a Characteristic of Hipsters Alone

A new study in the journal Royal Society Open Science shows that "the brunch is all the same." Chimpanzees in Guinea have been known to start drinking when they wake up and follow the "drinking events" with naps and agitating tree swinging. Fermented sap from raffia palms can be easily sopped... More »

Self-Healing Plane Wings Based On Human Scabbing

Self-healing aircraft wings could be a practicality according to a British professor. The same technology could work on crash helmets, phone screens and even nail varnish. The Royal Society will host a presentation this week about the technology from the Wass Research Group, based at the University of Bristol. Show More Summary

6 ways to tackle #chemperceptions

Tweet Follow @Sci_ents Tweet #Chemperceptrions The overwhelming message to come out of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s study into the UK public’s perceptions of chemistry is that people just don’t know what it is chemists do. So in case you are stuck for ideas on how to spread the message here’s my top 6 ways to tackle #chemperceptions … Continue reading »

Shortlisted images from Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 to go on display

London's Royal Geographical Society is set to play host to an exhibition of the shortlisted entries of the 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year competition. The exhibition, which opens for three weeks on June 22nd, will feature 111 of the best images as selected by the competition's five judges. The ultimate winners will be announced at a ceremony on 25th June. Read more

The Royal Anti-Science Society of Edinburgh?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The campaign by certain rent-seeking scientific societies to push a single, narrow view of the climate question continued in Scotland today with a meeting coyly entitled Climate Change: Science and Society at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s once-famous, once-scientific society. Show More Summary

There’s something interesting brewing…

There’s something interesting brewing over at the Royal Society of Chemistry. They’ve been beavering away trying to figure out what the (UK) public thinks for chemistry, chemicals and chemists. Results are out on Monday 1st June via a live-stream. Be sure to tune in and join in the conversation on twitter with the #Chemperceptions hashtag. And … Continue reading »

BMT WBM Scientist Udy wins Kevin Smith Prize

BMT WBM’s Brisbane-based Graduate Scientist, Danielle Udy, was recently awarded the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland 2014 Kevin Smith Prize for her honours research.

Video: Interest Rates, Inflation & Clear Communication

Another interview, this one with Sir Professor Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor at the Bank of England and past President of the Royal Economic Society. I thought this one went well.

New study suggests link between gaming and neurological disorders

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal suggests that there may be a connection between frequent video game playing and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. The study, run by Professor...Show More Summary

RSL Ondaatje Prize

They've announced that the 2015 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize -- a £10,000 prize for: "a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place" -- goes to Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood,...Show More Summary

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