Chemist
Woman irritated by smog in LA in the 1950s

Fighting Smog in Los Angeles

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Old Friends

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Women wearing orange yoga pants and yellow sneakers

The Yoga Pant Problem

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What’s in a Logo?

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Fizzy Water

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Vintage margarine ad

Butter vs. Margarine

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Portrait of refugee doctor

Refugee Doctors

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Fist and flask graphic

Political Science

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Old soda spray bottles in various colors

Fizzy Water

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Humphry Davy

Left Behind

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A 16th-century engraving of an alchemist adding a scorpion to a mixture. (Wellcome Library)

The Language of Alchemy

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Arie Haagen-Smit with lab equipment, 1961

The Flavor of Smog

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Illustration of a Pasteur-Chamberland filter

The Filter of Life

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Haeckel illustration of hummingbirds

Information Overload

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Learn

Learn
P.S. Krøyer's The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain

Future Calculations

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Carl “Speed” Marvel in PBI vest

Tough Stuff

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Medusa Nebula

Elements of Invention

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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.

Robert W. Gore

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Maxine Singer, ca. 1963.

Maxine Singer

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Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann

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Donald Tomalia.

Donald A. Tomalia

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Phillip Sharp.

Phillip Sharp

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Mary Lowe Good.

Mary Lowe Good

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Hammond in her lab at MIT.

Paula Hammond

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Nancy Chang.

Nancy Chang

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Uma Chowdhry.

Uma Chowdhry

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Jacqueline Barton.

Jacqueline K. Barton

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Mildred Cohn

A First Lady of Chemistry

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German physicists from before World War II

Magical Thinking

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Musée des Arts et Métiers

Pour l’Amour de Lavoisier

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Robert Boyle

Full Boyle

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Michelle Francl

Writing Bug

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Computer Sketch. iStockphoto.

The New Water Cooler

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Fritz Haber, sketched in 1911 by W. Luntz.

Fritz Haber

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Robert Woodward, with his trademark cigarette, sitting at a desk with a statue of a Scotsman.

Robert Burns Woodward

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Percy Julian.

Percy Lavon Julian

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Ruth Benerito.

Ruth Benerito

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Wallace H. Carothers, shown here with neoprene.

Wallace Hume Carothers

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William Ramsay.

William Ramsay

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Dorothy Hodgkin in 1991.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

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Portrait of Jane Marcet.

Jane Marcet

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Amedeo Avogadro. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

Amedeo Avogadro

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Gordon Moore at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2005.

Gordon E. Moore

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The Shannon Portrait of the Hon. Robert Boyle F. R. S., by Johann Kerseboom, 1689. Science History Institute/Will Brown

Robert Boyle

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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman

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Joseph Priestley

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Søren Sørensen.

Søren Sørensen

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Louis Pasteur in his laboratory, holding a jar containing the spinal cord of a rabbit infected with rabies, which he used to develop a vaccine against the disease.

Louis Pasteur

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Mildred Cohn.

Mildred Cohn

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Anna J. Harrison.

Anna Jane Harrison

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Donald Othmer as a young man.

Donald F. Othmer

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Harvey Washington Wiley.

Harvey Washington Wiley

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Marie Curie.

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Portrait of Berzelius. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

Jöns Jakob Berzelius

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Gerhard Domagk.

Gerhard Domagk

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Stephanie Kwolek at a polarizing microscope.

Stephanie L. Kwolek

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Roy J. Plunkett with a cable insulated with Teflon and a Teflon-coated muffin tin.

Roy J. Plunkett

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Gilbert Newton Lewis.

Gilbert Newton Lewis

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Henry Aaron Hill, ca. 1976–1977.

Henry Aaron Hill

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Mario Molina, left, and F. Sherwood Rowland at the University of California, Irvine, January 1975.

Mario Molina

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