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  • The Royal Society has announced the latest cohort to be elevated to the fellowship. As always, the climatologists are prominent: with Ted Shepherd and Corinne Le Quere getting the nod. Adair Turner...
  • The Royal Society has doubled down in its support for notorious scientific hoaxer Stefan Lewandowsky, inviting him to speak at the Royal Society at the end of February.
  • Self-criticism Wed, 9 Dec 15, 8:50pm
    It's a few days old now, but I have been meaning to mention a rather interesting article at Times Higher Education. It's about a secret dossier government dossier, warning that fraud is rife in biomedical research:
  • The Guardian has a short piece in which various prominent fellows of the Royal Society discuss what they think new president Venki Ramakrishnan should do with his term of office, which kicks off soon...
  • Nurse's last hurrah Tue, 24 Nov 15, 10:52pm
    In a few days time Paul Nurse will be leaving his position at the helm of the Royal Society. I think it's fair to say that his time as President has not exactly been a success.
  • Looney green tunes Sun, 15 Nov 15, 8:11am
    Just when you thought our environmentalist friends couldn't become any more absurd, they have to go and outdo themselves. The editor of the Ecologist, Westminster and Oxford educated Oliver Tickell, son of the equally silly...
  • There is a man that the Royal Society has chosen to honour not once but twice: first with a Wolfson Merit Award, and second with his own volume of their flagship journal...
  • In a move no doubt timed to coincide with the Paris climate conference, the Royal Society's Phil Trans A has decided to hand over a full issue to that pillar of scientific integrity Stefan Lewandowsky.
  • How low is too low? Do we want to live in a world where groups of countries gang up on non-compliant countries by randomly picking a target nation, and punishing it until it gives in?  Perhaps you’d prefer a world...
  • A private communiqué Tue, 21 Jul 15, 6:28pm
    The hijacking of learned institutions by political activists is something of a theme at BH, and today's news brings further depressing evidence that the situation has not changed...
  • Learned societies and Stalinism Tue, 7 Jul 15, 6:34am
    Marcia McNutt, the editor of Science magazine and the author of a recent, moderately bonkers editorial about climate change (discussed by Judith Curry here) has been nominated to be the next head of the US National Academy...
  • About a fifth of the world's population relies on this glacier fed water every year for their drinking water, for sanitation, for irrigation for crops and for hydroelectric power...
  • Sir Paul's new politicking Wed, 13 May 15, 7:04pm
    With his time at the helm of the Royal Society winding down over the rest of the year, Sir Paul Nurse must have been starting to wonder how he could continue his work as a political agitator once he no longer had access to...
  • A strange fellow Fri, 1 May 15, 8:01pm
    Congratulations are due to Dame Julia Slingo, who has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society. Here is the citation:
  • Diary date- Royal Society Thu, 9 Apr 15, 10:00pm
    A meeting at the Royal Society next week. Are the greens after the chemists now or have they been  infiltrated already?
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