Industrial Revolution (1750 - 1850)

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Old Friends

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What’s in a Logo?

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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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Fizzy Water

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Our Mutual Friend

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The Age of Scurvy

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Amputation

Auld Medicine

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Humphry Davy

Left Behind

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Nitrous oxide party

High Times

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Walter Potter's Monkey Riding a Goat

Death and Taxidermy

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Learn

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Haeckel illustration of hummingbirds

Information Overload

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Medusa Nebula

Elements of Invention

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Cottingley Fairy

The Magic of It All

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Esperanto postcard

Speaking in Tongues

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Rare Books

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Hubble Space Telescope

Whales in Space

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The Golden Rule

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Portrait of James Smithson

A Gift for the Ages

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Recherches Chimiques

Materials Matter

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An Everyday Poison

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Up in the Air

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Illustration depicting an early 19th-century London street scene with citizens commenting on the recent invention of gas-lighting.

Bright Light

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Blockade Against Blockade or John Bull a Match for Boney

The Blockade Runner

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A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July

Birmingham Toast

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Galileo

Myth Busters United

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The line between chemistry and biology first began to blur in the 19th century. (NIAID)

Border Crossing

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Cabinets for the Curious

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