British Royal Society’s 350 years

This video says about itself:

The Royal Society wrote a cease and desist letter to Exxon Mobil asking them to stop funding organisations that misrepresent the scientific consensus on climate change.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Royal Society celebrates its 350th

Science: Landmark moments in the history of science are being celebrated online on Monday to mark the 350th birthday of the Royal Society.

For the first time, original manuscripts of papers published by the world’s oldest scientific institution have been made available to the public via the internet.

Among the highlights from the interactive Trailblazing site are a gruesome account of a 17th century blood transfusion, Sir Isaac Newton‘s landmark research on light and colour, and Benjamin Franklin‘s famous kite-flying experiment to identify the electrical nature of lightning in 1752.

A study of the Royal Society’s archives reveals that women played a far more important role in the development and dissemination of science than had previously been thought, says Richard Holmes: here.

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