two years, 350 years

Feb 15th, 2010 Posted in history, science | no comment »

Yesterday marked two years of the current incarnation of this site. While this hasn’t exactly been the most verbose blog in the world, if nothing else it has at least served as a good sharing place for stuff that I’ve found interesting.

A fitting way to mark the last couple of years of publishing here is to look at the Royal Society, which has marked nearly 350 years of publishing scientific papers by highlighting 60 groundbreaking articles on its Trailblazing web site. They range from a 1666 paper on blood transfusions between dogs to a 2008 paper on engineering against global warming. Also included is a paper describing Benjamin Franklin’s famous kite experiment.