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2006-03-28 14:07:32

LONDON (Reuters) - A last-minute deal reached on Tuesday ensures a manuscript charting the birth of modern science, lost for more than 200 years, will be housed at the Royal Society rather than falling into private hands. Hailed as "science's missing link," the journal of Robert Hooke had been due to go on sale at auction with a price tag in excess of 1 million pounds. But just before the sale was due to take place, auctioneers Bonhams said an anonymous private bidder had agreed to...

2006-03-27 09:05:49

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A manuscript charting the birth of modern science, lost for more than 200 years, goes on sale on Tuesday with a price tag in excess of one million pounds. Hailed as "science's missing link," the journal of Robert Hooke contains details of experiments he conducted as curator at the Royal Society from 1662 and his correspondence as its secretary from 1677. It was found by chance in a cupboard at a private house in Hampshire by experts from...

2005-06-30 13:21:52

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of marine species are at riskfrom global warming because of acidification of the world'soceans, scientists said Thursday.Britain's Royal Society said in a report that the seas werecurrently absorbing one ton of carbon dioxide -- the primegreenhouse gas -- per person per year and were simply runningout of capacity to absorb it. It called on next week's summit of the Group of Eightindustrialized nations to take action. "Our world leaders meeting...

2005-06-07 18:27:06

Genetic influences on variation in female orgasmic function: a twin study by Dr KM Dunn, Dr LF Cherkas and Prof TD Spector (DOI: rsbl.2005.0308 Ref: 05BL0033) Women in the general population commonly report difficulty achieving orgasm, but the causes of this are unclear as are the reasons for the large variations between women. One possible explanation is a role for genes. 4037 female twins from the TwinsUK register were surveyed confidentially about sexual problems. A sizeable genetic...

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Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society
2012-05-01 10:12:50

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...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.