Royal Society opens its archives

Royal Society (UK) has announced that it is opening its archives free for public access.  Great news for science nerds and historians (and sociologists and cultural anthropologists…).   These archives include the first ever peer reviewed scientific paper,

Treasures in the archive include Isaac Newton’s first published scientific paper, geological work by a young Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin’s celebrated account of his electrical kite experiment.

Do not miss an interesting paper by the young duo Crick and Watson

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