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New Algorithm Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due

New Algorithm Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due

Joe O'Connell, Northeastern University It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that’s not always the case. Now a new algorithm developed at...

Latest Fellows of the Royal Society Stories

2014-05-01 16:31:19

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the academy is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. Schulman, a structural biologist, is among 84 new members and 21...

2014-04-04 23:02:41

Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s Presentation Theater. This event is free and open to the public. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s...

2014-02-25 23:00:11

New book ‘One Little Miracle’ rivets readers with the tale of the little girl who was the test case for penicillin. Roseville, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Bringing fresh hope to every bookshelf, author Yvonne Nunes invites readers to look into another angle of the remarkable story behind the most important medical event in the twentieth century. One Little Miracle, her new book released through Xlibris, tells the inspiring true tale of the seven-year-old girl whose life was saved...

2014-02-06 23:02:15

On Monday, Space for All (Urbana, IL) announced they will be teaming up with students at the University of Illinois to send an action figure of Stephen Hawking on a balloon to an altitude of over 100,000 feet -- the very edge of space. Urbana, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 A group of students at the University of Illinois are helping Stephen Hawking boldly go where no physicist -- or action figure of one -- has gone before. Student-run organization Space for All of Urbana, Illinois...

2014-01-15 12:20:52

American Institute of Physics and American Astronomical Society jointly honor researcher who helped illuminate the physics of the early universe WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce that astrophysicist Piero Madau has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, which is given annually to recognize outstanding work in the...

Looking Back At 17th Century Scientist’s Idea Of Space Travel
2014-01-10 14:03:42

[ Watch the Video: 17th Century Space Travel Ideas From John Wilkins ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A lesser known pioneer of science who was one of the first in his field to look into space travel was born 400 years ago this month. John Wilkins, a graduate of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, was born in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, on 1 January 1614. Wilkins was ordained as a priest in the Church of England before he traveled around the UK and Germany to meet up with...

Hawking Speaks About God Particle Discovery
2013-11-13 05:17:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many scientists hail the discovery of the Higgs boson as one of the preeminent finds of our time, one of the top thinkers of our era said that he was disappointed by the Nobel Prize-winning research – and admitted that he lost a $100 bet as a result of it. The man behind those comments is none other than theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best-selling author Stephen Hawking, who according to Guardian Science...


Latest Fellows of the Royal Society Reference Libraries

Admiral Sir George Back
2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

Zoological Journal
2012-04-24 18:24:00

The Zoological Journal was a scientific journal published in the early nineteenth century on a quarterly basis. It was devoted entirely to zoology (animal kingdom). It was published in London by W. Philips. It featured “Original Communications, Translations of new and interesting Papers from Foreign sources and notices of new and remarkable facts in any way connected with Zoology," according to Gentlemen’s Magazine, 1823. The journal’s editors were Thomas Bell, John George Children,...

Iguanodon
2012-01-11 16:16:53

Iguanodon, meaning “Iguana tooth,” is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur known from the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic Period to the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period. It lived in Asia, Europe and North America. Research in the early 2000s suggests however that only one species, I. bernissartensis, is well-substantiated, and lived during the Early Cretaceous Period in Europe. It was first discovered in 1822 and described three years later by English geologist Gideon...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Antonio de Ulloa was born on January 12, 1716 in Seville. Ulloa enlisted with the Spanish Navy in 1733. In 1735, he was sent to Ecuador as a member of the French Geodesic Mission. The mission, led by Pierre Bouguer, was organized by the French Academy of Sciences to measure a degree of the meridian at the equator. He stayed in Ecuador for 9 years until 1744, during this stint; he discovered platinum with his partner, Jorge Juan. In 1745, he returned to Spain. However, while enroute to...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.