The Royal Society's archives are now online, and access is free until the end of the year. That is over 340 years of science papers, including An Account of Mr. Benjamin Franklin's Treatise, Lately Published, Intituled, Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America, in which you can turn to page 209 for Benjamin Franklin's groundbreaking efforts in turkey abuse.
[ tip o' the frazzled bird to movingfinger ]
Speaking of Science !, tickets for the Thomas Dolby show at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston are still available. I bought mine at the box office on Friday, so what are you waiting for ?