Scientific Discovery
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
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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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman

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Percy Julian.

Percy Lavon Julian

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Portrait of Edward G. Acheson, early 20th century. Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, the Institute Collections.

Edward Goodrich Acheson

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Alexander Fleming, holding a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming

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Emil Fischer.

Emil Fischer

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Gilbert Newton Lewis.

Gilbert Newton Lewis

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Michael Faraday. Engraved by D. J. Pound from a photograph by Mayall.

Michael Faraday

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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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Joseph Priestley

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Charles Drew in the lab at Howard University, 1942.

Charles Richard Drew

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Gordon Moore at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2005.

Gordon E. Moore

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Ernest Rutherford in academic garb.

Ernest Rutherford

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Fritz Haber, sketched in 1911 by W. Luntz.

Fritz Haber

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Marie Curie.

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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