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The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Our new exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and water protection in the United States.
Discover the stories of science with our free content, including Distillations articles, podcasts, and videos; digital exhibitions; role-playing games; historical biographies; and more.
Students debate the positive and negative viewpoints of important environmental issues.
How an obsession with crustaceans guided the naturalist toward his most consequential insights.
The long, wacky, and surprisingly thought-provoking history of trying animals in human courts.
Eunice Foote and Guy Callendar showed the warming effects of CO2 in the atmosphere.