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Most workers fear pay could fall, warns think tank

Added: 12.01.2018 21:35 | 4 views | 0 comments

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) says workers across all income bands are worried about falling real pay.


Researchers Directly Observe Microbial Activity in Polar Snow for First Time

Added: 21.12.2017 14:46 | 3 views | 0 comments

An international team led by University of York researchers has directly observed microbial activity in Antarctic and Arctic snow - an environment once considered sterile. The results appear in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Snow is a highly porous environment, exchanging and entrapping air from the surrounding environment. As more snow is deposited [...]


In Photos: Jaw-Dropping Images Reveal Science Is Amazing

Added: 08.12.2017 17:38 | 9 views | 0 comments

From a close-up of a tardigrade embryo, to an aerial of Antarctic "ice cubes," to a pensive polar bear, winning photographs in Royal Society competition will amaze you.

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Physicists Confirm Quantum Theory Proposed in the 1930s

Added: 13.11.2017 12:25 | 11 views | 0 comments

Professor David McKenzie from the University of Sydney and his PhD student Enyi Guo have demonstrated quantum tunneling in water - a quantum phenomenon first predicted by British theoretical physicist Dr. Ronald Wilfred Gurney in 1931. The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Professor McKenzie and Guo applied quantum techniques [...]


Sheep Have Exceptionally High Face-Recognition Abilities, News Study Reveals

Added: 10.11.2017 12:43 | 9 views | 0 comments

According to a new study published in the journal Royal Society: Open Science, sheep can be trained to recognise familiar and unfamiliar human faces from photographic portraits. Human face recognition is a critical social skill. Humans recognize familiar faces within milliseconds of seeing them and can learn to identify unfamiliar faces from repeatedly presented images. [...]


Cereal Domestication May Have Started 10,000 Years Earlier than Scientists Thought

Added: 24.10.2017 15:55 | 9 views | 0 comments

According to a new study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, ancient peoples began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to 30,000 years ago - around 10,000 years before researchers previously thought. Wild plants contain a gene which enables them to spread or shatter their seeds widely. When a [...]


Londoner's Diary: Rebecca Hall's brush with the curse of Weinstein

Added: 11.10.2017 10:39 | 14 views | 0 comments

Rebecca Hall credits representatives for protection from Harvey Weinstein... as BBC drops him from Les Miserables adaptation | Stars pay tribute to Muhammad Ali | Eyebrows rise at changes at the Royal Society of Art

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RSA Student Design Awards 2017/18

Added: 23.09.2017 23:13 | 16 views | 0 comments

The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2017/18 RSA Student Design Awards. The leading global design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.

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Scientists finally give the biggest dinosaur that ever lived a name

Added: 10.08.2017 22:36 | 20 views | 0 comments

There's a new king of the dinosaurs. Researchers working with bones found half a decade ago in Argentina have finally classified and named the new species that is thought to have been the largest of all the mighty reptiles. It's called Patagotitan mayorum, and it was that it would have made even fearsome carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus rex look downright tiny by comparison. 
Patagotitan mayorum — whose name is derived from Patagonia, Argentina, where its fossils were first discovered — lived some 100 million years ago. A half dozen examples of the species have been unearthed so far, and by averaging their sizes, scientists have been able to get a rough idea for what they looked like in the flesh. The this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The massive plant-eaters were true titans of their day, averaging 122 feet in length with a shoulder height of around 20 feet. When the animal raised its mighty neck its height would have been several times taller, and like other sauropod dinosaurs it likely used its impressive reach to pick plant material from towering trees.
With a weight that could top 80 tons, the creature was roughly as heavy as the Space Shuttle (minus a full tank of fuel) and are thought to have been extremely slow moving. Compared to the Tyrannosaurus rex, which weighed just shy of 9 tons in adulthood, the Patagotitan mayorum would have been hard to miss, and scientists believe it could be the largest land animal that ever walked the Earth.

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