The Distillations blog is the place for regular updates from the intersections of science, culture, and history.
In the Science History Institute’s new exhibition Age of Alchemy, paintings, scientific instruments, and more showcase the alchemical quest to transform the human body and the natural world.
How do art historians know who painted a work of art and when it was painted? For the Institute’s Elisabeth Berry Drago, the answer is hidden in the details.
Alchemists once wrote of chaos, dragons, and spirits, but did they know more about chemistry than we give them credit for?