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An engraving in the Science History Institute’s collections hints at the ways art and science were intertwined in the Age of Enlightenment.
Candy stores in the 19th century sold sweets as deadly as they were delicious.
A simple invention that saved lives and led to the discovery of a hidden form of life.
Using chemistry to put a lid on unsavory practices.
Albert Edelfelt broke the rules when he painted his friend Louis Pasteur in the scientist’s natural element.
Historian Bert Hansen explains how a confluence of forces in the late 19th century paved the way for a greater appreciation for medical research.
What happens when an 1880s cartoonist mixes science and politics to skewer his political enemies?
In the late 19th century, a golden age for political caricature, images of alchemists in the workshop were neither academic nor obscure.
In the 1950s comic books took Mexico’s youth by storm. But alongside familiar superhuman avengers were other kinds of heroes: real-life chemists, whose scientific achievements were regarded with equal awe and wonder.