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How Science Invented the Myth of Race

NEH-funded podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
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The Murky Ethics
of Wastewater Surveillance

Distillations Article

By monitoring sewage, scientists can track disease outbreaks in near real time. But will the technology leave long-term privacy risks in its wake?
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Lunchtime Lecture

Tuesday, February 21 | 12pm

Historian and former University College London curator Subhadra Das presents “Francis Galton, Eugenics, and Why We Need New Science Stories” as part of our Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race project.
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Science and Survival

Experience our outdoor exhibition with a short film that tells the harrowing story of the Bredig family’s struggle to escape the Nazi regime.

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.

Host an Event
From corporate events and galas, to small social gatherings and wedding celebrations, the Science History Institute transforms into an ideal venue for any special occasion!