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Forbes: Rare Earth Minerals Could Be Sourced Through Outdated Smartphones, Batteries, Wind Turbines
December 05, 2019Institute fellow Roger Turner explains what the rare earth elements are and why we need to recycle them.
Hamodia: A Golden Age Turned Black
December 05, 2019This article takes a close look at the life and legacy of German-Jewish scientist Georg Bredig, whose collection of papers and photographs was recently acquired by the Institute.
DHA Blog: ExhibitLab at the Science History Institute
November 19, 2019The Disability History Association’s All of Us blog reviews our recent Science and Disability ExhibitLab.
AGU Blog: Why Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons Are Needed, and How We Can Help
October 10, 2019Our Women in STEM Wiki-a-Thon is featured in this post from the American Geophysical Union.
UCLA Daily Bruin: Panelists Discuss Challenges Caused by Use of Rare Earth Elements
September 26, 2019The Science History Institute hosted a thought-provoking panel in LA featuring leading industry experts.
The Hill: R&D, Not Greenland, Can Solve Our Rare Earth Problem
September 18, 2019Institute fellow Roger Turner and Dr. Julie Klinger offer a long-term solution to our growing need for rare earth elements in this opinion piece.
NCPH Blog: Science and Disability Q&A
September 16, 2019Institute researcher Jessica Martucci talks about the organization’s Science and Disability project with the National Council on Public History.
New York Times: Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?
August 27, 2019The Institute’s Brigitte Van Tiggelen is quoted in this article on Mendeleev’s chart and the variations proposed in the 150 years since.
The Oprah Magazine: 20 Best History Podcasts That’ll Make You Rethink What You Learned in School
August 22, 2019OprahMag.com features Distilllations in its roundup of favorite history podcasts.
ChemistryViews: IUPAC 2019 in Paris
July 24, 2019A presentation by Science History Institute President Robert Anderson is featured in this recap of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s annual meeting.
VacationIdea.com: 25 Best Free Things to Do in Philadelphia
July 19, 2019The Science History Institute is featured at No. 2 on the online travel and lifestyle magazine’s list of Philly’s top free attractions.
The Conversation: On the Job with a Wikipedian in Residence
July 10, 2019Institute fellow Alexandre Hocquet interviews our resident Wikipedia expert Mary Mark Ockerbloom for online academic news outlet.
Green Tech Media: A Strategic Approach to Rare Earth Elements as Global Trade Tensions Flare
June 24, 2019Institute fellow Roger Turner shares his perspective on China’s domination of rare earth metal production and what it means for other countries.
The Why: The Philadelphia Tragedy that Changed Gene Therapy
June 21, 2019Freelance writer Meir Rinde talks about his recent Distillations article on gene therapy with WHYY’s The Why.
LiveScience: How Many Chemical Elements Can You Name?
May 31, 2019Science History Institute survey shows one in five Americans can’t name one.
WHYY: New Philly Exhibit Celebrates Lives, Contributions of Scientists with Disabilities
May 29, 2019Research fellow Jessica Martucci talks about the Institute’s new exhibition.
Mashable: Do Something Good for Earth Day
April 22, 2019The Institute’s Roger Turner talks about rare earth elements in this article about green technology.
Technical.ly Philadelphia: Get a Primer on Fact Checking and Digital Literacy from this Wikipedian in Residence
April 19, 2019The Institute’s monthly program on Wikipedia editing arms people with digital skills. Plus, what does a Wikipedian in residence do all day?
Al Día: Creating Conversations about Latinx Art with Wikipedia
March 12, 2019The Institute’s Wikipedian-in-Residence Mary Mark Ockerbloom was a featured expert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.
Physics Today: Six Podcasts for Science Lovers
February 20, 2019The Distillations podcast is included on the publication’s short list, praising the long-running series as telling “in-depth and fascinating stories from the history of science.”