Air pollution causes millions of premature deaths globally. Unlike the thick London smogs of the mid twentieth century, today's air pollution episodes have become ‘more invisible’ and are less obvious to those affected, according to experts gathered at a Royal Society of Biology event on Tuesday.
Yesterday the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for 2015.
Today the Cabinet Office has announced new standards in Government grants that withdraw from the ‘anti-advocacy clause’ proposed earlier this year.
At a special event this week, food experts from research and industry discussed how our menus might change in 50 years’ time.
The Biologist’s editor Tom Ireland MRSB has been honoured at the Scottish Magazine Awards.
Government Minister Robin Walker met with the Royal Society of Biology and other scientific, conservation and wildlife charities at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) this week to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Brexit for environmental science and conservation.
The hedgehog has been voted the Favourite UK Mammal with a huge majority in the Royal Society of Biology’s public vote.
Yesterday marked the release of the first Autumn Statement of the new Parliament, providing details on the economic forecast and predicted Government spending following the EU referendum result.
Today the Prime Minister announced a new substantial investment in research and development (R&D) worth £2bn per year by 2020.
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.