Archives

Together, the Nature and Scientific American archives provide you and your users with more than 530,000 articles that highlight remarkable inventions, historic events and advancements in science, technology and medicine.

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Nature Archive
Featuring over 400,000 articles from 1869 – 2006

Scientific American Archive
Featuring over 190,500 articles from 1845 – 2005

Nature archive PastCasts

The Nature PastCast is a podcast series telling the stories behind some of the biggest papers in Nature's archive. Each month for a year, the PastCast will explore Nature's back catalogue, setting in context key moments in the history of science – and rooting out some of the quirkier reports from the journal – with the help of scientists and historians.

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January 1896: On a new type of ray

December 1920: The Quantum Theory

November 1869: Nature is born

October 1993: Could there be life on other planets?

September 1963: Plate Tectonics

August 1975: Monoclonal antibodies: from basic science to blockbuster medicine

July 1942: WW2 Radar Design

June 1876: The arrival of the first Gorilla in Europe

May 1985: The discovery of a hole in the ozone layer

April 1953: The structure of DNA