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Backstory to the industrial revolution: part 3

In the last post, we traced the origins of colonialism, first with the Portuguese mapping a route around the tip of Africa to Asia, rapidly followed by the Spanish discovering and colonizing America. 1,748 more words


New research: wind farm infrasound can cause hearing damage

Living close to wind farms could cause hearing damage

New research published by the Royal Society warns of the possible danger posed by low frequency noise like that emitted by wind turbines…
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Wind Power

Love science? Winton prize science shortlist is announced @RoyalSociety

The Royal Society has announced  the six book shortlist for the 2014 Winton Prize for Science books. The Science Prize winner will be announced at a public event at… 571 more words


The end of Halley's second voyage

Halley arrived back in Deptford from his second voyage on 10 September 1700 and he’ll return to sea for his third voyage in June 1701 (June 2015 by the life of this blog), so I thought I’d close this phase of my project by looking at some of the things that Edmond will be doing in the intervening months. 888 more words

Edmond Halley

#OA = Open Access

This is the symbol for open access (image from PLoS, the Public Library of Science). Two days ago Nature Communications, a “journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences” within the larger and prestigious Nature Publishing Group, announced that it will only be accepting open access (OA) submissions starting next month. 800 more words


DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured by Royal Society

The inventor of genetic fingerprinting has been awarded the world’s oldest science prize, the Royal Society’s Copley Medal.

In 1984, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys stumbled on a method for distinguishing individuals based on their DNA. 346 more words