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For Love of the Lab
Reatha Clark King wanted to be a research chemist, so she made the journey from the segregated South to Illinois. At the University of Chicago her dreams came true.
Synthetic fibers not only changed the fashion industry; they changed how women lived their lives.
Chemical Relations: William and Lawrence Knox, African American Chemists
For brothers William and Lawrence Knox, earning PhDs in chemistry was not enough to overcome discrimination.
Aspirin: Turn-of-the-Century Miracle Drug
Aspirin has had a long history as a pain reliever. But only in the 1970s did scientists begin to uncover its chemical secrets.
Interview: Curator Elisabeth Berry Drago
Early Science & Alchemy
In the exhibition Age of Alchemy, paintings, laboratory tools, and more showcase the quest to transform the human body and the natural world.