What happens when a chemist and a historian of science eat a Tastykake?
Peek into the studio of author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, and watch the creative process behind his recent book, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb.
Tracing Jell-O’s rise to fame
Meet George M. Whitesides, one of the most influential living chemists.
Reconstructing a 16th-century workshop with recipes from an anonymous craftsperson’s manuscript.
Step inside this 17th century painting by David Teniers and watch as an alchemist’s laboratory comes alive.
This Distillations and UArts animation tells the story of the mysterious crumbling laundry that plagued American cities in the 1920s.
University of the Arts Students Talk About Animating Science
Have you ever visited a new place and noticed that the water was different?
The story of Bakelite and its inventor, Leo Baekeland.
Fairies explain chemistry.
The spectacles of Sophie Blanchard and the scientific missions of James Glaisher.
What was life like before proper sunblock?
Author Richard Holmes shares stories of the exhibitionists, scientists, and escapists who make up the history of ballooning.
High-Tech Conservation with XRF Scanning
Death Salon founder Megan Rosenbloom tells us what she’d like to happen to her body after she dies.
Meet Michelle Francl: Theoretical Chemist, Quantum Mechanic, Roman Catholic.
Trying to light up the original blue LED.
We visited Joe Palca at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., where we got a behind-the-scenes tour of his program, Joe’s Big Idea.
What would your neighborhood look like if sea levels rose by 10 feet?
Historian Bert Hansen explains how a confluence of forces in the late 19th century paved the way for a greater appreciation for medical research.
Inside the Penn Museum’s Artifact Lab
A light installation that reflects real-time air quality data