Reatha Clark King wanted to be a research chemist, so she made the journey from the segregated South to Illinois. At the University of Chicago her dreams came true.
Robert Allington was already an engineering undergraduate at 16 when he was diagnosed with polio. Boredom during recovery drove him to open a part-time business based in his home, repairing and making scientific instruments. He called the company Isco.
The folks at Kentucky's Creation Museum create their own version of history.
In 1959 a car accident left Nathalie Dusoulier unable to stand for any length of time. What was a polyglot pharmaceutical researcher to do?
War left a lasting impression on early American chemist James Woodhouse. For one thing, it showed him that doctors needed a proper understanding of chemistry to save lives.
Kelly Tuttle reviews the Corning Museum of Glass.
Polaroid film embodied the pinnacle of the analog instant photo and the marvels of molecular chemistry. But when Polaroid announced the end of film manufacturing in 2008, the Impossible Project set out to continue production.
Jābir ibn Hayyan, whose name is inextricably bound to the foundations of alchemy, is a man of mystery.
Joseph E. Snodgrass’s poetry memorably reflected the public faith in bloodletting as medical treatment.