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Using stories from science’s past to understand our world
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.
In the 1850s science kits were a source of rational and educational entertainment.
Take a trip down the Gowanus Canal with cartographer and citizen scientist Eymund Diegel.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left hundreds of thousands of Americans homeless. Where will they live?
Take a peek behind the scenes at Dogfish Head, a brewery in Milton, Delaware, to see how they make their signature brews and their “ancient ales.”
Sophisticated drugs have enabled those with HIV to live long lives—as long as they take their medication.
Peek into the studio of author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, and watch the creative process behind his book Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb.
The spectacles of Sophie Blanchard and the scientific missions of James Glaisher.