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.
Sex and Gender: What We Know and Don’t Know
Tools & Technology
Society has long had strict ideas about sex and gender binaries, but even nature doesn’t always comply.
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.
Distilled #9: Lovely Ladies Sell Instruments
Why are these stylish women posing with scientific instruments? Instrument makers in the 1960s used “lovely ladies” to sell their wares, an advertising ploy that’s still around today.
How History Keeps Ignoring James Barry
After 150 years of scrutiny, scholars still misrepresent the British doctor’s life and gender.
Interview with Magda Marquet
The biochemical engineer and entrepreneur on her hopes for a better postpandemic society.
Richard Hamilton’s Plastic Problem
Pop artists set themselves apart by addressing throwaway culture. But how could they make the disposable last?