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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


Higgs Boson and Beyond

In my last post, I wrote about the second year anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery, so it was very timely that the weekend directly afterwards I spent at the… 465 more words


Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

I was in extremely august company on Saturday:

Yes, I was in the heart of London at the exceedingly beautiful home of the Royal Society… 265 more words


Was the Royal Society a Baconian Institution? A Historiographical Study

Ever since the Royal Society was founded, relating Francis Bacon’s philosophy with the Society has been a commonplace. In the publications of the early Royal Society, the mention of Francis Bacon is inescapable. 4,489 more words

History Of Science

Turing Test: passed

Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn’t Mean Much
by Geoff Nunberg
July 01, 2014

At an event held at the Royal Society in London, for the first time ever, a computer passed the Turing Test, which is widely taken as the benchmark for saying a machine is engaging in intelligent thought. 91 more words

Artificial Intelligence > Watson

Science and mathematics education for 2030: vision or dream?

Michael J Reiss

After three years of work and nine commissioned reports, the Royal Society has published its vision for science and mathematics education. It may not push Luis Suarez or Andy Coulson off the front pages but this is a most impressive document that deserves to have a major and long-lasting impact on UK science and mathematics education policy. 395 more words

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