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Institute’s New ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Opens September 14


Visitors will take a watery journey through history and science, exploring more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
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Learning History with Video Games

Distillations Podcast

Are historical video games an important tool for learning or do they corrupt our collective understanding of the past?
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Vaccine Factories: Animals in the Making of Human Immunity

Digital Exhibition

Get to know the role of animals and their cells in the development of life-saving vaccines.
Postcard from Walther Nernst to Georg Bredig

10K Records Published to Institute’s Digital Collections


Postcard dated January 6, 1913, from chemist Walther Nernst to German Jewish scientist Georg Bredig is 10,000th record.

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.

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