Scientific Discovery
Collage of Charles Darwin and barnacles

Darwin’s Barnacles

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Black and white photo of man and woman in a lab

For the Sake of Science

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The Parasites in Our Past

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Woman irritated by smog in LA in the 1950s

Fighting Smog in Los Angeles

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A Study In Scarlet

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Photo of automaton hand drawing a picture on paper

Serious Fun

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Second Chances

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Laser inventor Gordon Gould playing chess 1940

The Man, the Myth, the Laser

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Fizzy Water

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The Art of Memory

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An 1822 star map by Alexander Jamieson shows the constellation Telescopium Herschelii, depicted here, ironically, as a refracting telescope.

A Giant of Astronomy

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Concrete Solutions

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Data from Disaster

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Reno

Air Born

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A group of Amish people standing in a field

High-Tech and Amish

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The Age of Scurvy

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Fist and flask graphic

Political Science

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Men wearing gas masks

A Tear Gas Tale

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AIDS

Going Viral

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A Forgotten Star

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Nitrous oxide party

High Times

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Illustration of a Pasteur-Chamberland filter

The Filter of Life

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Coloring Chemistry

Learn

Learn

Instruments

Research
Waters: Glaciers and Bucks by Diane Burko.

Art

Research
Tho-Radia ad

The Secrets of Life

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Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (NASA)

Waning Interest

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

Future Calculations

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Vaccinating for polio in South Sudan, 2014.

Political Ills

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Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann

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Rare Books

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

Amedeo Avogadro

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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Portrait of Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle

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Gerhard Domagk.

Gerhard Domagk

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George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute, 1906.

George Washington Carver

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George Rosenkranz

George Rosenkranz

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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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Alexander Fleming, holding a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming

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

Stanislao Cannizzaro

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Linus Pauling during an oral history interview conducted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, now the Science History Institute, in 1987.

Linus Carl Pauling

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Russell Marker.

Russell Earl Marker

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Ernest Rutherford in academic garb.

Ernest Rutherford

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Lavoisier. Engraved by François Séraphin Delpech, after a drawing by Belliart, after the painting by Jacques Louis David.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier

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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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An 1830 engraving of Sir Humphry Davy, by G. R. Newton, after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830).

Humphry Davy

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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman

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