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Using stories from science’s past to understand our world
An animation drawn from episode 225 of Distillations podcast, Butter vs. Margarine: One of America’s Most Bizarre Food Battles.
An animation drawn from episode 207 of Distillations podcast, DDT: The Britney Spears of Chemicals.
An animation drawn from episode 217 of Distillations podcast, Fizzy Water: The Unnatural History of a Carbonated Drink.
An animation drawn from a podcast episode titled “Is Space the Place?: Trying to Save Humanity by Mining Asteroids.”
An animation drawn from episode 220 of Distillations podcast, Rethinking Ink: Lasers, tattoo removal, and second chances.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of stuffing animals.
21st century safety concerns made science kits a bit less exciting for children.
Science kits in the 1900s were as much about magic and spectacle as they were about chemistry, so strap on your seat belt and prepare to be wowed.
In the 1950s the effects of atomic energy were on display, including in children’s science kits.
Dive into the world of nixtamalization and discover the ancient chemical practices behind your taco.