Advertising art must be quickly comprehensible to its audience and make an immediate impact, even when the object being advertised makes its own bang.
What happened to physics in Nazi Germany?
An unusual relic from CHF’s archives offers a fuller picture of a chemist’s life and work.
Richard Holmes speaks about the highs and lows of ballooning in his latest book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air.
In 1905, in France, chemist Jacques Brandenberger spilled wine on a tablecloth and wished for a material that could be wiped clean with a wet cloth.
Archives place history at our fingertips, but sometimes that history needs a little interpretation. Take the records of early pharmaceutical company William H. Rorer, which point to a lesson in pharmacy and good government.
The 1944 Morgenthau Plan envisioned postwar Germany as an agrarian state. Fortunately, the Marshall Plan was adopted instead.
For more than 30 years chemist James Curtis Booth successfully oversaw quality and minimized waste at the U.S. Mint. Then three bars of silver bullion disappeared.
At the end of World War II chemist Charles Phelps Smyth chased down German nuclear scientists and the equipment they left behind.
Wilhelm Ostwald conducted extensive research into the nature of color. His resulting aesthetic provided a stark contrast to the emerging artistic movements of the early 20th century.
Rudolph Pariser uses one of the earliest computers to calculate the molecular structure of Dacron.