How Philadelphia’s Water Pollution Problems Shaped the City
The way the city tackled its water pollution problems has made it an unexpected pioneer.
How the First American Science Writer Found (Then Lost) God in the Cosmic Ray
In the 1930s a pride- and faith-fueled dispute between two Nobel Prize–winning physicists spilled onto the front page of the New York Times.
Nor Any Drop to Drink
An archives collection at the Science History Institute gives a glimpse of Americans’ early efforts at desalination, a technology that nations around the globe have come to depend on.
For the Sake of Science
Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner navigated a life of science through war and peace.