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Dissecting the Living: Vivisection in Early Modern England

In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside the thoracic...
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Royal Society puts 60 seminal scientific papers online

Odd : Boing Boing (4 years ago)

The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (aka The Royal Society) is celebrating is 350th birthday next year. Spun out in part of the fantastically cool Invisible College, the Royal Society's members have ... Read Post

Published This Day: 1st Paper to Recognize Fossils As Living Remains

Biology / Paleontology : Paleoblog (4 years ago)

From Today In Science History:In 1667, a classic paleontological paper by Nicolaus Steno was published by the Royal Society, London. His topic, Head of a shark dissected, represented the first such scientific paper to recognise that... Read Post

Mysteries of a nearby planetary system's dynamics now are solved

Academics / General Science : TG Daily - General Sciences (15 hours ago)

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online editio... Read Post


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