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Chair of the Royal Society Diversity Committee, Uta Frith, talks about the future of autism research, mentors & the role of #womeninscience [ Link ]

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It was #onthisday in 1633, famous diarist Samuel Pepys was born.

The MP, naval administrator and former president of the Royal Society from 1684 to 1686, most famously authorised the publicaton of Isaac Newton's Principia. The title page bears his name, forever linking him with Newton's masterwork.

Pepys also strengthened links between the Royal Navy and the Royal Society which resulted in...
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02/22/2017 at 21:27. Facebook
Well, this is pretty exciting.

Seven newly identified planets orbiting a nearby star offer a realistic chance to seek signs of life beyond the solar system.

7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star
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02/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
How do you map the distribution of poverty in a country without census data?

Scientists think they've cracked it, by using mobile and satellite data to accurately map where poor people live [ Link ]

Poverty Mapped in Near Real-Time Using Mobile Phone and Satellite Data
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02/22/2017 at 15:46. Facebook
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German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who became the first person to broadcast and receive radio waves, was born #onthisday in 1857.

Hertz was the first to conclusively prove the existence of the electromagnetic waves theorised by James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The unit of frequency – cycle per second – was named the "hertz" in his honour [ Link ]
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02/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
The surprising geographical origins for some of our favourite food crops - how many do you know? [ Link ]
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02/21/2017 at 08:45. Facebook
A new age of biology based on genetic technologies?

Our President, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, this week spoke on the potential of genetic technologies for use in humans, animals and plants. He emphasised the huge potential, but urged caution #genetech #AAASmtg
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02/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Ludwig Boltzmann, an Austrian physicist & one of the founders of statistical mechanics, was born #OnThisDay in 1844.

The scientist and philosopher's greatest achievement was in the development of statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how the properties of atoms determine the physical properties of matter [ Link ]
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02/20/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
Could a new algorithm counter potential bias on research funding panels? Mathematicians at two UK universities think they've found a way [ Link ]

New algorithm hopes to counter potential bias on funding panels
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02/19/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, from across the globe. See our 90 stories, highlighting just some of the wonderful women that help us understand the world today #ScienceisGlobal [ Link ]
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02/18/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
With one normal eye and one giant, bulging, yellow eye, the “cockeyed” squid Histioteuthis heteropsis has perhaps the strangest visage of all deep-sea dwellers. And it is these mismatched eyes that help the cephalopod survive ocean's twilight zone [ Link ] Duke University
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02/18/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Scientists have developed the first-ever blueprint for building the most powerful computer on Earth, a large-scale quantum computer [ Link ]

Quantum computing breakthrough could 'change life completely', say scientists
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02/17/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
How frogs use their elastic tongues and reversible spit to catch prey. A new study by Georgia Tech shows how the unusual combination of tongue and saliva allows a frog to catch insects, mice or even small birds faster than you can blink — five times faster, in fact [ Link ]
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02/17/2017 at 08:45. Facebook
Is hip-hop the most important music genre in our last half-century? A scientific study, in our Open Science journal, suggests so [ Link ]
New research finds grey wolves kill less prey when brown bears are around.

It goes against the assumption that wolves are forced to kill more often to make up for the food stolen by scavenging bears [ Link ]

Why grey wolves kill less prey when brown bears are around
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What next for gene therapy?

Communicating your science to the public, what's in it for you?

Our In Verba blog looks at the best ways to communicate research, as well as the benefits and challenges [ Link ]
Meet the cockeyed squid whose mismatched eyes help it survive ocean's twlilight zone [ Link ] Duke University
How do you communicate evolutionary science to children?

Scientist and author, Dr Tiffany Taylor, talks about how science communication has benefited her research [ Link ]

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