Science: Britain’s Royal Society Puts Historic Papers Online
One of the world’s oldest scientific institutions is marking the start of its 350th year by putting 60 of its most memorable research papers online.
The papers published on the Trailblazing website were first printed in the society’s journal, Philosophical Transactions.
They were chosen from 60,000 printed since the journal’s foundation in 1665 – a date which makes it the oldest continuously published scientific periodical in the world.
Among the highlights are a gruesome account of a 17th Century blood transfusion and the article in which Sir Isaac showed that white light is a mixture of other colours.
Click here to download a PDF of all the highlighted commentaries.