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Royal Society opens its archives to the web, is less elitist than the name suggests


Get ready science nerds, you're about to get a lifetime's worth of reading material for free. The venerable Royal Society, the over 350-year-old British scientific organization, has just opened up its archives to the web-dwelling public. That's over 60,000 scientific papers dating back to the first ever peer-reviewed research publication in 1665. Other highlights include Isaac Newton's first ever published paper, research from Charles Darwin, and Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment. Don't waste any more time, go hit up the source link for all the old research papers you can handle.

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