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Oil painting of an alchemist in his workshop in the 1600s
Atlas Obscura: 6 Fascinating Medical Marvels in Pennsylvania
September 09, 2020
The online travel magazine includes the Institute on its list of places to experience the trials, errors, and triumphs of medical history.
Michael Somogyi and Unidentified Women in Laboratory
BBC: The People Solving Mysteries during Lockdown
June 16, 2020
The Institute’s crowdsourcing campaign to help identify female lab workers is included in this article about finding missing people.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Anonymous Too Long—STL Women Shorted on Credit for Scientific Work
May 15, 2020
Social media editor Rebecca Ortenberg interviewed about campaign to identify unnamed women scientists in photo.
Michael Somogyi and Unidentified Women in Laboratory
Massive Science: Can You Help Identify Unnamed Women Scientists of the Past?
April 21, 2020
The Science History Institute launches crowdsourcing campaign to help ID female lab workers in photo.
Cuyahoga River Fire
Vox: 18 Fascinating Nonfiction Podcasts
April 09, 2020
News site features Distillations on its list of podcasts that will keep you distracted while expanding your knowledge of the world.
Philadelphia Magazine: Explore Philly from Your Couch with These Virtual Tours of Local Attractions
April 01, 2020
The Institute is included on the publication’s list of cultural hotspots to explore in a whole new way.
Cuban postage stamp commemorating Pierre and Marie Curie’s discovery of radium
Philadelphia Inquirer: In Museums—Suffrage, Scandal, Sloths, and Rebellion
February 10, 2020
The Institute’s Valentine’s Day-themed event is featured in the Inquirer’s “Spring Arts Preview.”
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Condé Nast Traveler: 15 Best Museums in Philadelphia
January 23, 2020
The Science History Institute is featured on the travel magazine’s list of Philly’s top museums for the second year in a row.
Museum display of alchemical objects
CBS3: Science History Institute Blends History of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences
January 08, 2020
Institute’s museum featured on local Philadelphia station during its 5:00 p.m. newscast.
Image of microphone for podcast recording 100 Podcasts You Should Check Out
December 16, 2019
Distillations featured on education news site’s list of favorite podcast series in the STEM & Maker category.
Neodymium magnet
Forbes: Rare Earth Minerals Could Be Sourced Through Outdated Smartphones, Batteries, Wind Turbines
December 05, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner explains what the rare earth elements are and why we need to recycle them.
Bredig Archive materials
Hamodia: A Golden Age Turned Black
December 05, 2019
This 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.
Science and Disability exhibition
DHA Blog: ExhibitLab at the Science History Institute
November 19, 2019
The Disability History Association’s All of Us blog reviews our recent Science and Disability ExhibitLab.
500 Women Scientists at March for Science
AGU Blog: Why Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons Are Needed, and How We Can Help
October 10, 2019
Our Women in STEM Wiki-a-Thon is featured in this post from the American Geophysical Union.
Panelists discuss rare earth elements
UCLA Daily Bruin: Panelists Discuss Challenges Caused by Use of Rare Earth Elements
September 26, 2019
The Science History Institute hosted a thought-provoking panel in LA featuring leading industry experts.
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The Hill: R&D, Not Greenland, Can Solve Our Rare Earth Problem
September 18, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner and Dr. Julie Klinger offer a long-term solution to our growing need for rare earth elements in this opinion piece.
New York Times: Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?
August 27, 2019
The 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, 2019 features Distilllations in its roundup of favorite history podcasts.
IUPAC Paris 2019 meeting logo
ChemistryViews: IUPAC 2019 in Paris
July 24, 2019
A 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.
Science History Institute Museum 25 Best Free Things to Do in Philadelphia
July 19, 2019
The Science History Institute is featured at No. 2 on the online travel and lifestyle magazine’s list of Philly’s top free attractions.