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06 November 2012
Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said: “We are pleased that NERC chose both to consult with the scientific community on their plans to merge the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and to listen to the views elicited. The UK has a proud history of polar science and should continue to play a pivotal role in research in these regions.”
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A lack of diversity across the scientific community represents a large loss of potential talent to the UK according to the chair of the Royal Society’s Equality and Diversity Network (EDAN), Professor Edward Hinds FRS.
Scientists had little data on where sea turtles go when they swim out to sea after hatching. A study today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveals that they spend most of their time at the surface of the sea soaking up the heat of the sun to help them grow.
The Royal Society and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences released a joint publication today that explains the clear evidence that humans are causing the climate to change, and that addresses a variety of other key questions commonly asked about climate change science.
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