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A Busy Man

Today I am celebrating the birthday of Robert Hooke who was born on this day in 1635 in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. He was a sickly child, though I haven’t been able to find out what the problem was. 762 more words

#british And Brilliant

The ‘other’ CO2 problem

Most of us are aware of the rising levels of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its impact on climate change but what about the potential loss of our oxygen supply? 528 more words

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The Future Now: Canada's Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory

In 2013 the Royal Society of Canada embarked on an initiative to investigate the work of Canada’s memory organizations.  The mandate of the appointed expert panel was: 416 more words


Fields of flowers

It’s not often that someone presents you with a completely new way of looking at the world around us but that’s what Dr Gregory Sutton… 345 more words

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Every summer, the Royal Society in London opens their doors to the public for the Summer Science Exhibition – a week-long science fair, where universities and research institutes from across the UK show off some of their coolest and most popular research. 130 more words

Have Science Will Travel

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan nominated as the next president of the Royal Society

At the headquarters of the Royal Society at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, all is in readiness for the arrival of Venkatraman Ramakrishnan as the next president of the world’s most prestigious scientific organisation. 629 more words

The Royal Society's 'Diversity Committee' Pre-Judged #TimHunt. Now UCL Should Give Him Due Process

Imagine the scene: you are a distinguished female scientist, a Professor and an employee of the college you work for, University College, London. You have a blameless employment record and have served your employer – and its students – with distinction for many years. 3,305 more words