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Researchers have found that applause spreads like a 'disease’ though an audience, with applause duration often not connected to the quality of the performance, as reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface today.
Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, responds to a statement from the G8 science ministers, which was issued following the first joint ministers and science academies meeting to be held under the G8.
The Royal Society will play host today to the first ever G8 joint science ministers and national science academies meeting.
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