The story of Bakelite and its inventor, Leo Baekeland.
Have you ever visited a new place and noticed that the water was different?
The spectacles of Sophie Blanchard and the scientific missions of James Glaisher.
Fairies explain chemistry.
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?
Inside the Penn Museum’s Artifact Lab
Historian Bert Hansen explains how a confluence of forces in the late 19th century paved the way for a greater appreciation for medical research.
A light installation that reflects real-time air quality data