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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.
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.
CBS3: Science History Institute Blends History of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences
January 08, 2020Institute’s museum featured on local Philadelphia station during its 5:00 p.m. newscast.
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.
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.
GreenBiz: Reimagining Rare Earth Elements in a Sacrifice Zone-Free Future
February 06, 2019Institute fellow Roger Turner talks about the effort to find sustainable rare earth mineral extraction.