Proceedings of the Royal Society is the parent title of two scientific journals published by the Royal Society, whereas its initial journal, Philosophical Transactions, is now devoted to special thematic issues. Originally a single journal, "Proceedings" was split into two separate journals in 1905: The two journals are currently the Royal Society s main research journals. Many celebrated names in science have published their research in Proc. R. Soc., including Paul Dirac, Werner Heisenberg, James Clerk Maxwell, Ernest Rutherford, and Erwin Schrödinger. The Proceedings started out in 1800 as the Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. The Royal Society published four volumes, from 1800 to 1843. Volumes 5 and 6, which appeared from 1843 to 1854, were called Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to the Royal Society of London. Starting with volume 7, in 1854, the Proceedings first appeared under the name Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Publication of the proceedings in this form continued to volume 75 in 1905. Starting with volume 76, the Proceedings were split into Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.
Researchers go with the flow to help protect endangered European eel
New research led by the University of Southampton is paving the way to protect the endangered European eel as they migrate through rivers to the ocean.
Solitude breeds despair: Worm injects sperm into own head
From the shooting of sperm darts to post-coital cannibalism, there is not much that surprises researchers into the weird ways of animal sex.
Bow ties and cuttlefish: Researchers gain new insight into a visual super sense
An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized ...
Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.
Ocean algae will cope well in varying climates, study shows
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Tracking the genetic arms race between humans and mosquitoes
Every time you put on bug spray this summer, you're launching a strike in the ongoing war between humans and mosquitoes—one that is rapidly driving the evolution of the pests.
Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
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Island rodents take on nightmarish proportions
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Possible explanation for high incidence of Chagas in some Peruvian communities
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Certain genes in vertebrate embryos correlate with differences in neck length
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Possums in Tasmania growing bolder as devils decline
Nurture, not physical environment, explains human behavior
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Social brains: Do insect societies share brain power?
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Study examines modifications that occur on proteins in natural environments over time
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