Tags » The Royal Society

Algae toxin exposure linked to health concerns

Source: The Daily Mail.

When one thinks of algae, green comes to mind. Not just because of its physical appearance but because of its role in combating climate change, from being a potentially sustainable… 307 more words


Awesome Advent: Day 10

Awesome Advent Day 10: Silly Society

Today in 1684 Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley. 109 more words

Awesome Advent

The Idle Imposition of a Classic Education

The sky was clear and the sun rose brightly and most placidly. T’was a time of wisdom, t’was an age of stubborn recklessness (drenched in gin!). 1,275 more words

Hypocritical Cant

The secret to a good night's sleep? Turn your lights off and brush your teeth in the dark

The secret of a good night’s sleep may be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark, an Oxford neuroscientist has claimed.

Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience, claims that the bright fluorescent light of bathrooms wakes the body up just when it should be switching off. 459 more words


The Origins of Modern Fantasy

The Blazing World of Margaret Cavendish

‘At last the rain came, and upon a sudden all their houses appeared of a flaming Fire; and the more Water there was poured on them, the more did they flame and burn;’ … 557 more words

Writing And Publishing

Regency London, John Nash and the Third Reich: Visiting The Royal Society's Carlton House Terrace with Open House

At Open House London this weekend (19-20 September 2015), The Royal Society are opening the doors to their headquarters for tours. The UK’s national science academy has been based at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace since 1967. 924 more words