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Volcanic venture

Jon Bushell tells the story of a 1962 Royal Society expedition, which journeyed to remote Tristan da Cunha to study a newly erupted volcano and…

Are dogs sensitive to human mental states?

As human adults, we constantly interpret others’ behaviour in terms of mental states. In a new study in Proceedings B, the authors sought to evaluate…

Computer pioneers

The videos from our first first fully online history of science workshop, ‘Computers and Computer People, 1950s-1990s’, are now available on demand.…

Paper dragons

Katherine Marshall is impressed by the work of female paleoartists, including Ethel Seeley and sisters Gertrude and Alice Woodward.

Cloud perspectives

A new Royal Society Google Arts & Culture exhibition looks at how John Ruskin interacted with Victorian scientists in his depictions of the skies, as…

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