Feeds

Royal Society opens free online archive

350 years of science available for your reading pleasure

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

One of the world's most important historical records will be made available online for the first time today. All the Royal Society's journals are free for two months and include stone-cold scientific classics going back to 1665 and the foundations of modern inquiry.

We're paticularly fond of the work of Robert Boyle, whose ethics board-baiting 17th century research includes "Observables upon a monstrous head" and "Whether a fierce dog stocked with the blood of a cowardly dog may not become more tame?"

The gateway to the journals is here. Some helpful soul at the learned society has provided a nice list by means of introductiion to 350 years of human progress. Enjoy. ®

Robert Boyle's "Observables upon a monstrous head" (1666) - a deformed horse cut up by one of the Royal Society's founders

Benjamin Franklin’s legendary kite experiment (1752) - don't try this one at home kids

Edmund Stone's work on willow bark; the discovery of aspirin (1763) - a nation should thank him every saturday morning

Account of a very remarkable young musician (Mozart) by Daines Barrington (1770) - an account of how the 8-year-old genius stunned the society with his performance

William Henry Fox Talbot’s first accounts of photography (1839) (a) and (b) - a long way from your cameraphone

Watson and Crick's discovery of DNA (1954) - requires no introduction really

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins
Robo-sub scans freezing waters, rocks warming models
Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU
Doctors find new Digitillnesses - 'text neck' and 'telepressure'
Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs
And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray
Want to arm that shark? Better get in there quick
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.