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22 Jan 2015

Leading researchers awarded Newton International Fellowships

The seventh round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by two of the UK’s national research academies – the British Academy and the Royal Society.

20 Jan 2015

Royal Society Fellow wins ‘Nobel Prize of earth sciences’

Professor Stephen Sparks CBE FRS has won the $250,000 Vetlesen Prize. The prize is awarded for scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe.

16 Jan 2015

UK-led Beagle 2 Lander found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened to the mission more than a decade ago.

17 Dec 2014

Royal Society responds to the Government's science and innovation strategy

Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, and Martyn Poliakoff, Vice-president of the Royal Society, respond to the Government's science and innovation strategy launched today.

11 Dec 2014

Scientists launch guide to add evidence to arguments about climate change

Expert climate scientists at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, have published a new ‘Short guide to climate science’ that aims to put more scientific evidence into pub and family arguments on climate change.

04 Dec 2014

Royal Society writes to EU President on Horizon 2020

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, has written to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU, urging him to think carefully about proposals to transfer funds from Horizon 2020 to the European Fund for Strategic Investment.


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