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Science stories

Science stories charts 350 years of scientific publishing at the Royal Society.

Scientific journals, and Philosophical Transactions in particular, are a remarkable record of great moments of discovery, and the minds that both gave birth to those ideas and communicated them to the rest of the world. The invention of the scientific journal itself changed the way science is done, allowing ideas to be communicated much more quickly, to be openly challenged, corrected and improved upon for the benefit of humanity.

In this series of short films, Fellows of the Royal Society, the researchers we fund and award recipients discuss the stories behind the papers and show that in science, there is no final chapter.

Small

Collaboration

Knowledge

Amateurs

Equilibrium

Controversy

Identity

Sustainability

Adaptability

Beyond

Unexpected