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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.
Search more than 10,000 of our digitized items, including artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
This outdoor exhibition showcases portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers by photographer Kyle Cassidy.
Explore our digital exhibitions and immerse yourself in stories of discovery, challenge, and change.
Our approach to fighting wildfires is a fantasy—and it’s making them even more catastrophic.
Forensic science can be a powerful crime-fighting tool, but misdeeds, dubious methodologies, and bogus claims threaten its reputation—and the reputation of science as a whole.
Reconsidering the fate of an overlooked polio fighter.