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DISTILLATIONS PODCAST

Can Color Heal Us?

For centuries people have been fascinated by the potential healing powers of color, but is there any truth to it?

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NEWS

2nd Annual Curious Histories Fest Draws Record-Setting Crowd

Science lovers of all ages explore every shade of the rainbow at ‘Color Your World’ celebration.

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COLLECTIONS BLOG

Lost Stories and Missed Opportunities

What we can no longer learn from Yoichiro Ito.

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EXHIBITIONS

The Story of Ramie: From Seed to Finished Garment

Stunningly detailed watercolors displayed on the Institute’s Chestnut Street façade explore the fascinating history of this natural textile.

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We tell the stories behind the science.

The Science History Institute explores lesser-known and overlooked stories from the history of science and technology. We dive deep into the history of scientific successes and failures, with a focus on expanding knowledge and broadening our understanding of how science and society intersect.

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Through research, storytelling, public programming, and educational outreach, we reveal how science is embedded in our daily lives.

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