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Wikipedian-in-Residence Mary Mark Ockerbloom
Al Día: Creating Conversations about Latinx Art with Wikipedia
March 12, 2019
The 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, 2019
The 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.”
Main Line Today: The Sweet Science of Chocolate
February 06, 2019
This Saturday Speaker Series offers a short history of chocolate and some fascinating perspectives on its science from Joe Vinson, an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton.
Periodic table showing rare earth elements
GreenBiz: Reimagining Rare Earth Elements in a Sacrifice Zone-Free Future
February 06, 2019
Institute fellow Roger Turner talks about the effort to find sustainable rare earth mineral extraction.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Big Shows in Philly Museums
February 04, 2019
The Science History Institute’s museum is featured in the Inquirer’s “Spring Arts Preview.”
Ida Noddack
Nature: Celebrate the Women behind the Periodic Table
January 29, 2019
The Institute’s Brigitte Van Tiggelen is cowriter of this feature spotlighting female researchers who discovered elements and their properties.
Science History Institute Museum
Condé Nast Traveler: 11 Best Museums in Philadelphia
January 04, 2019
The Science History Institute is featured at No. 3 on the travel magazine’s list of Philly’s top museums.
PA Digital: More Than Just Chemicals – Digital Collections at the Science History Institute
December 20, 2018
This guest blog post by Hillary Kativa, Chief Curator of Audiovisual & Digital Collections, highlights some of the hidden gems found at the Science History Institute.
Plastic Debris
World Resources Institute: Plastic Is Your Frenemy
December 12, 2018
Before plastics became nature’s enemy, they were meant to be nature’s friend.
Jennifer Doudna presents 2018 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture
Jennifer Doudna Delivers 2018 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Science History Institute
November 26, 2018
The internationally renowned biochemist presented a fascinating look into her groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology.
WHYY: Frankenstein, now 200 years old, shows its roots
October 31, 2018
Living historians Dean Howarth and Rachel O’Connell have the audience join in a circle and share an electric shock at the Science History Institute.