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C&EN: Rare Earths’ Magic Comes at a Cost
July 28, 2021American Chemical Society publication features ‘Distillations’ podcast on rare earth elements as part of its ‘Stereo Chemistry’ series.
Chemistry World: Ida Noddack and the Trouble with Element 43
May 19, 2021Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine talks to the Institute’s Brigitte van Tiggelen about the little-known German chemist.
Nature: An Incomparable Intellectual Who Fell through the Cracks of History
May 12, 2021Leading science journal reviews book on Lady Ranelagh written by Institute’s library director.
Welp Magazine: 20 Best Books- and History-Related Podcasts of 2021
May 11, 2021‘Distillations,’ ‘The Disappearing Spoon’ series featured in online publication’s list of favorite podcasts.
Inverse: Netflix’s Sci-Fi Epic Reveals a Real-Life Cosmic Danger
April 30, 2021The Institute’s Lisa Ruth Rand talks space junk in this article about Korean blockbuster ‘Space Sweepers.’
Hidden City Philadelphia: A Year in Ruins
April 08, 2021Kyle Cassidy, the photographer behind our ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ outdoor exhibition, recounts the struggles of healthcare workers battling the pandemic over the last year.
News at IU Bloomington: Newton Watermark Project Could Help Date Books More Accurately
February 22, 2021Institute’s rare book curator is part of Indiana University-led research team using Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts as a test case.
ABC7 Fort Myers: 19 Visionaries to Discuss Timely Topics at 2021 Imagine Solutions Conference
February 18, 2021Institute president David Cole gives a preview of his talk on the origins and history of the United States patent system.
Visit Philadelphia: History, Culture & Cocktails
January 26, 2021Official Philly visitor website features Institute’s outdoor exhibition ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ in its #OurTurnToTourist Instagram campaign.
Gettingsmart.com: 100 Podcasts You Should Check Out
January 26, 2021‘Distillations’ featured on education news site’s list of favorite podcast series in the STEM & Maker category.
The Pulse: The Miracle and Menace of Plastic
January 15, 2021Institute fellow Isabelle Held is featured on this WHYY podcast episode that explores the science behind the dual nature of plastic.
The Why: A Camera, a Mask, and 2020’s Most Enduring Image
December 08, 2020WHYY’s podcast talks to photographer Kyle Cassidy and some of the essential workers featured in our ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ outdoor exhibition.
UWISHUNU: The Top Things to Do in Philly This Week & Weekend, November 2–8
November 09, 2020Visit Philadelphia’s official tourism blog features Institute’s new outdoor exhibition ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’
The Washington Post: The Idea of Herd Immunity to Manage the Coronavirus Should Ring Alarm Bells
October 30, 2020Institute fellow Rebecca Kaplan explains the concept’s origins in veterinary medicine.
PhillyVoice: Photos of Essential Workers to Be Displayed by the Science History Institute
October 23, 2020Local news outlet features Institute’s new outdoor exhibition of large-scale portraits.
BBC: Institute President David Cole Remembers Inventor Bob Gore
October 05, 2020The GORE-TEX inventor passed away on September 17, 2020.
Atlas Obscura: 6 Fascinating Medical Marvels in Pennsylvania
September 09, 2020The online travel magazine includes the Institute on its list of places to experience the trials, errors, and triumphs of medical history.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Readers Rapidly Identify Renowned Scientist
May 22, 2020A crowdsourcing campaign on social media results in identification of a previously unnamed female scientist in photo from 1940s.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Anonymous Too Long—STL Women Shorted on Credit for Scientific Work
May 15, 2020The Institute’s social media editor interviewed about campaign to identify unnamed women scientists in photo.
Condé Nast Traveler: 15 Best Museums in Philadelphia
January 23, 2020The Science History Institute is featured on the travel magazine’s list of Philly’s top museums for the second year in a row.