The Royal Society

The Royal Society


The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. http://t.co/RVhEldfBvO

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Journey through the history of science and the people that shaped it: #PeopleOfScience 

Discover our new report which explores the impact of microplastics and the chemicals associated with them on animals in freshwater and soil environments: #Microplastic 

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Nominations are now open for the Royal Society medals and awards: #RSMedals 

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Accelerating crop growth could help improve concerns over global food security. @AASciences  explore how researchers have created a new tool that could improve the growth rate of crops, shortening the crop generation time:

Species from the tropics are shifting their distribution to cooler environments at higher latitudes around the world, settling on new temperate ecosystems.

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest 'comma' shrimp, a tiny crustacean shaped like its punctuation namesake.

It’s here! #PeopleOfScience  2 is now available to watch on @BBCiPlayer . Journey through the history of science and the people that shaped it in our brand new six-part series with @ProfBrianCox  and guests:

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Explore digital editions of some of the important and beautiful volumes in our collection:

@ProfBrianCox  discusses our new #PeopleOfScience  series, and explains some of the stories and contributions of the extraordinary scientists featured in the project:

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- UK’s annual share of EU research funding has fallen by half a billion Euros since 2015 - Almost a 40% drop in UK applications to Horizon 2020 - 35% fewer scientists coming to the UK through key schemes Read the full analysis:

It's everybody's favourite day, #PenguinAwarenessDay ! So it's important to know your penguins. Spot them too (Pic - )

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Today, we are celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering & maths #AdaLovelaceDay 

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it will impact on scientific research immediately and could take years to rebuild. Our factsheet explains why leaving the EU with #nodeal  is a bad deal for science #brexit 

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It's everybody's favourite day, #PenguinAwarenessDay ! So it's important to know your penguins. Spot them too

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"Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it." Gertrude B Elion ForMemRS, inventor of immunosuppressant drugs, born #OnThisDay  in 1918 #WomenInSTEM 

Many people will know Beatrix Potter for her marvellous illustrated works. We’re celebrating her birth #OnThisDay  in 1866 because she was also a skilled scientific illustrator, conservationist and scientist as well… and we love her books #WomenInSTEM 

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