The Myth of the Cuyahoga River Fire
The blaze that sparked the modern environmental movement . . . or did it?
No Ill Nature: The Surprising History and Science of Poison Ivy and Its Relatives
Do you think of poison ivy as a scurrilous weed to be avoided at all costs? Think again! There was a time when the daring and curious found promise in poison ivy and its rash-inducing relatives.
Distilled #7: Bicycle Horn or Breast Pump?
Many of us think pumping is a new part of motherhood, but some fascinating 19th- and 20th-century objects from our collections show the practice has been around (in some form) for a long time.
Dr. Butler and the Quest for the Philosophers’ Stone
Early Science & Alchemy
How searching for alchemy’s secrets helped create modern science.
Young and Positive
Sophisticated drugs have enabled those with HIV to live long lives—as long as they take their medication.