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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, engineering, and the life sciences.
Our current exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
Restoring the legacy of a physical chemistry pioneer.
The Beckman Center is now accepting applications for 2023–2024 fellowships. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.
We offer a variety of fun, interactive programs and activities designed for science lovers of all ages.
Most object labels tell us what something is. Why one in our collections tells us what something is not.
In the mid-20th century tensions between humans and mosquitoes reached fever pitch.
This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores scientist John Calhoun’s mouse utopia and what it can tell us about the ways we impose lessons for society onto lab experiments.
We all know how much the automobile changed the world for people. This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores how drastically it changed—and harmed—wildlife.
This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores how an antarctic scientific expedition turned deadly thanks to an unlikely source: dog liver.