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Why Science is so Important

Modern humans (Homo sapiens) have walked the earth anywhere from about 150,000 to  200,000 years. The span in years depends on the definition one uses to classify modern humans. 1,269 more words


manchester science festival

I am on my way back from Manchester, where I was attending a ‘Meet the scientists’ event organised by the RS in conjunction with the… 171 more words


Grooming the Runway

I have been to small airports where you have to walk out on the tarmac to get to the plane. I have been to airports where you have to hop on a train to reach you plane. 152 more words

Science drawings at the Royal Society

If you think about a modern scientist doing his job, you will probably imagine him/her operating complex and expensive cutting edge machines and computers, characterizing materials and structures through a SEM, and producing and disseminating evidences to support their theories and express their results in form of pictures, graphs and images obtained using sophisticated digital cameras and manipulated with innovative softwares. 1,427 more words


All Royal Society Publications freely available this week

Fill your boots.


Available from Monday 20th October 2014 till Sunday 26 October 2014.

Please make paper recommendations in the comments! 8 more words

Academic Papers

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