Latest Royal Society Stories
With thousands of stinging cells that can emit deadly venom from tentacles that can reach ten feet in length, the 50 or so species of box jellyfish have long been of interest to scientists and to the public.
In a somewhat controversial statement made on Wednesday, The Royal Society said that world must utilize genetically modified crops in order to feed a rapidly growing global population and reduce the environmental damage of large-scale farming.
It may take a village to raise a child, and apparently it takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing.
British organizations that seek to protect birds say they have begun a $414,000 effort to save endangered species.
University researchers suggest that ants can accomplish a task more rationally than humans.
According to a recent study, chimpanzees are capable of building their own tools after watching demonstration videos.
Scientists have warned that the Harlequin ladybird is putting over 1,000 species in the UK in peril.
In the mating world of yellow dung flies, large, brawny males almost always get the girl. However, a new study suggests that smaller males rule if presented with an opportunity to woo females when they are not hanging out on cow dung.
Researchers from Londonâ€™s Natural History Museum have found a rare fish that features small bone fangs.
In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased
The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. Established in 1665, it is the first journal in the world exclusively devoted to science. It has remained in continuous publication since its inception, making it the world’s longest-running scientific journal. The use of the word “philosophical” in the title derives from the phrase “natural philosophy,” which was the equivalent of what is now generically called...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.