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  • Royal Society response to UN climate report 31 March 2014 Today saw the release of the Working Group II Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), entitled 'Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.' Several members of the Royal Society Working Group on Human Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters commented on the report's conclusions.
  • Royal Society Foreign Member wins Abel Prize 26 March 2014

    Professor Yakov Sinai has been awarded the 2014 Abel Prize for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics.  

  • How we measure death: from gruesome plague beginnings to the modern day and beyond 26 March 2014 The Royal Society and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries have opened a joint exhibition on the longevity of human life called Beyond Measure: A Short History of Longevity.

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  • A picture of the UK scientific workforce 07 March 2014 The Royal Society’s diversity programme commissioned several data gathering exercises to explore, analyse and understand the composition of the scientific workforce in terms of gender, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic status and background.
  • Climate Change: Evidence & Causes 27 February 2014 The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences offer this new publication as a key reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative answers about the current state of climate change science.
  • Modeling Earth's future 01 October 2013 A report produced with the National Academy of Sciences on integrated assessments of linked human-natural systems.

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