Thursday, 21 January 2010


Ever wanted to read a first hand account of Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flying experiment, or Stephen Hawking’s paper about black holes? Perhaps you want to see how Captain Cook preserved his shipmates’ health on long sea voyages? Well, now you can view them online, thanks to the Royal Society’s Trailblazing website. To mark it’s 350th anniversary, the Society has selected what it considers to be 60 of the most influential or groundbreaking papers from its archive of more than 60,000 publications- all for free.