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Michael Gray's Avatar Comment 1 by Michael Gray

Brilliant! (Literally literally)

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:03:31 UTC | #884234

DaveUK9xx's Avatar Comment 2 by DaveUK9xx

Wow! What a fantastic resource.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:10:23 UTC | #884259

Kasterfin's Avatar Comment 3 by Kasterfin

Have just downloaded a PDF of the first scientific journal ever published - amazing!

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:48:11 UTC | #884309

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 4 by drumdaddy

A gold mine!

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:59:39 UTC | #884313

Peter Grant's Avatar Comment 5 by Peter Grant

Very cool :D

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:04:56 UTC | #884344

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 6 by rod-the-farmer

Cool beyond belief.......

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:47:44 UTC | #884368

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 7 by Cook@Tahiti

American Philosophical Society, take note.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:24:58 UTC | #884373

Crazycharlie's Avatar Comment 8 by Crazycharlie

One of the greatest institutions for humanity. "Nullius in verba" or , "On the word of no man.", or "Take no man's word for it." Noble and true words.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:14:32 UTC | #884394

PERSON's Avatar Comment 9 by PERSON

Hopefully Wikipedians will be making heavy use of this, both for historical articles and ones on contemporary science.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:15:03 UTC | #884395

Sjoerd Westenborg's Avatar Comment 10 by Sjoerd Westenborg

Excuse me while I'm going to read 60.000 historical scientific papers, just because I can! Great job.

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:54:45 UTC | #884420

mmsood99's Avatar Comment 11 by mmsood99

How wonderful. Can you imagine any religion opening their archives to unlimited, unmonitored public scrutiny like this - I think not

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 01:45:14 UTC | #884434

Greenforest's Avatar Comment 12 by Greenforest

Great. I've just gone onto the site and perused a few articles in section B. Strangely, from the search results that come up I can access the full text of some articles, but not of others, though in these cases they aren't marked differently.

Article says "Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available."

When I read that initially I thought only articles published 70 years ago or earlier would be made freely available. However I was able to access fairly recent articles (e.g., 2009).

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:58:13 UTC | #884580

Zeuglodon's Avatar Comment 13 by Zeuglodon

Neat. I'll have a fun time looking through the archive - I like getting straight to the primary text.

Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:09:05 UTC | #885129