The notion of one annual ‘flying ant day’, when swarms of ants emerge in mass mating flights all over the UK, is a ‘myth’, scientists from the Royal Society of Biology and the University of Gloucestershire say.
Last week the Royal Society of Biology celebrated the fifth annual Biology Week with over 100 events held across the UK and beyond. Families, students and researchers engaged in a variety of activities including debates, quizzes, museum tours, nature walks, Big Biology Days and more.
A recent meeting in Berlin between Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB, chief executive of the Royal Society of Biology and Professor Bernd Mueller-Roeber, President of the German Life Science Association (VBIO) addressed a wide range of issues relevant to the biosciences in Germany and the UK.
The Royal Society of Biology celebrated the best in biology books, photography and communication at their annual Awards ceremony in London last night as part of Biology Week.
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) held a parliamentary reception in partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the House of Commons last night.
Liam Barrett (17), of Tupton Hall School in Derbyshire, has won the Nancy Rothwell Award for specimen drawing.
A panel of experts and almost 300 members of the public discussed the scientific and ethical issues surrounding our ability to predict cancer at The Royal Institution in London last night.
The widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture was identified as a key area of concern at the Society’s ‘Policy Lates’ event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) last night. It was also agreed that antibiotics are overused in human health.
Almost two thirds of species in the UK have declined in the past 50 years, including some of the country’s most charismatic mammals. The Royal Society of Biology has launched a poll to discover the Favourite UK Mammal.
For the students gathered in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s historical library at Burlington House, yesterday was a chance to celebrate a dual achievement: completing their Access to Science Higher Education Diploma, and being awarded the status of Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), both achievements the result of hard work in both the classroom and the research lab.
The RSB responds to a speech by Home Secretary Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP in which she proposed a series of measures to reduce net immigration.
Dr Louise Hughes MRSB (Oxford Brookes University) and Hephzi Tagoe MRSB (University College London) have been named as the winners of the Royal Society of Biology's Science Communication Awards 2016.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.
On 21st September 2016, all 193 countries of the UN signed a declaration agreeing to take action against antimicrobial resistant infections.
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the 2016 Young Photographer of the Year competition winner, Pradyuman Samant, 16, from India.
The RSB stand at New Scientist Live was buzzing from Thursday to Sunday last week as thousands of science enthusiasts asked members and Fellows of the Society their burning biology questions.
Representatives from two of the UK’s largest science businesses met with learned societies and academics last night at a meeting of RSB Member Organisations.
Today, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the results of its survey of public attitudes to animal research.
The Royal Society of Biology is working with ASDAN China to enable schools in China to take part in the British Biology Olympiad.
The current UK heatwave may be bad news for arachnophobes, says spider expert Professor Adam Hart FRSB, as our eight legged friends get more active in warm weather and enter our homes during the start of the spider mating season.
The Royal Society of Biology is delighted to announce the shortlists for its annual Book Awards.
A free Royal Society of Biology event at the British Science Festival today will address the current applications and wider implications of gene editing.
This year there has been an increase in the entries for science, additional science and for biology at GCSE. There has been an increase in the numbers of students achieving A* grades in biology up 0.1% to 13.3% of all candidates.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A and AS level results on Thursday.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Biological Education, editor Professor Ian Kinchin CBiol FRSB has put together a Virtual Special Issue highlighting some of the incredible research published in the journal over the past 50 years.