Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Interesting Claim in Science: Queen Victoria Knights Four Scientists This Week

Queen Victoria in 1897. Image courtesy of W. and D. Downey/National Archives of Canada.

Joel Kontinen

Science is one of the most prestigious science journals in the world. However, this does not necessarily mean that everything it says is reliable. It has, for instance, been mistaken about our origins more than once or twice.

Last week Science’s newsletter SCIENCE News This Week included an interesting item: Queen Victoria will knight four scientists and bestow different honours on some other scientists.

Victoria ruled Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, which makes the news item rather interesting.

Later, in its Internet version, Science corrected the name of the UK monarch to Elizabeth II.


Newsmakers. SCIENCE News This Week. 13 January 2012.

The updated version is here: Science