Jennifer Dionisio reviews Lauren Redniss’s Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie—A Tale of Love and Fallout.
Making good wine begins with the natural chemistry of the vineyard.
The olive is a versatile and essential plant, with a past and a present rife with scandal.
Video artist Roderick Coover uses a camera and a kayak to explore the effects of rising sea levels.
Doing science is usually expensive. Now a nonprofit is creating cheap do-it-yourself science kits for citizen scientists wanting to check on the health of their environment.
What can an artist do with rain? Stacy Levy gives readers a sneak peek into the Museum at CHF’s upcoming exhibition, Sensing Change.
Hubert Schoemaker determined at an early age to do what it took to make his mark. He has left a legacy of biotechnology advances.
Cosmetics testing has created an issue for consumers: the potential cruelty to lab animals of tests meant to ensure product safety.
Cellophane celebrates its 100th anniversary with a comeback, after losing out to cheaper imitations in the 1970s.
From antiquity to the present, lead has taken on many roles—from artificial sweetener, to paint ingredient, to modern health scourge.
Jennifer Dionisio visits roboworld at the Carnegie Science Center.
British caricaturist James Gillray targets famed scientist Joseph Priestley after the devastating Priestley Riots.
Once upon a time scientists relied on artists to communicate their discoveries, and artists looked to the sciences for inspiration.
In Self Interest, an installation currently on display at CHF as part of the exhibit Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, Dove Bradshaw presents the 59 elements that make up the human body.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s “Karabots Kids” come from populations underrepresented in the health-care field. The hope? They’ll someday make up the difference.