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Robert Hooke, Micrographia (1667), and Lectures and Collections (1678)

The works of Robert Hooke are well preserved at St John’s College Library with the library holding copies of 17th-century publications of Hooke’s work on microscopy, observations of comets, and the proposition of his eponymous law of elasticity. 1,063 more words
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Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) (Deadline: 30th January 2017)

The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership Grant scheme has re-opened for applications.

Through the scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. 164 more words

Funding Updates

Stephen Hawking: it is time to hunt for alien civilisations.

The new project, called Breakthrough Listen, is chaired by Lord Rees the astronomer royal and backed by Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking said it was ‘time to commit to finding the answer to… 761 more words


Scientists finally know who crafted 'Piltdown Man', one of the world's most notorious scientific forgeries

When Piltdown Man was unveiled before a meeting of London geologists in 1912, he was heralded as paleoanthropology’s “missing link,” the long-sought transitional form between modern humans and our great ape ancestor. 1,287 more words


The GMO Scrapbook: The World-Wide Bee Die-Off Linked To The Rise Of...

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
August 1, 2016

If you’ve been following the GMO labelling debate in various states, or for that matter, the pronouncements coming out of… 376 more words


Origin of the Moon | The Royal Society

The origin of Earth’s moon has fascinated mankind for thousands of years and has received scientific attention for over forty years, building on the return of rocks from the moon and the growing understanding of planet formation. 58 more words


What happened at the Big Bang?

This short video from the Royal Society explains What happened at the Big Bang. An ancient glow is shedding light on the beginning of the universe.  49 more words