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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.
Archive Smuggled from Nazi-Era Germany Is Acquired by the Science History Institute
July 02, 2019The collection of Jewish German chemist Georg Bredig documents the early pioneers of physical chemistry in Europe and the struggles of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.
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.
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.
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.