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The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences.
Our current exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
This podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
Our current outdoor exhibition features reproductions of correspondence from German Jewish chemists Georg and Max Bredig and reveals the family’s struggle to escape the Nazis.
By monitoring sewage, scientists can track disease outbreaks in near real time. But will the technology leave long-term privacy risks in its wake?
We offer a variety of fun, interactive programs and activities designed for science lovers of all ages.
Our latest ExhibitLab features concept models and prosthesis created by orthopedic surgeon Morris A. Robbins, whose teenage accident left him without his left hand and limited use of his right.
This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores scientist John Calhoun’s mouse utopia and what it can tell us about the ways we impose lessons for society onto lab experiments.
We all know how much the automobile changed the world for people. This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores how drastically it changed—and harmed—wildlife.
This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores how an antarctic scientific expedition turned deadly thanks to an unlikely source: dog liver.