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BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile

Take a colorful journey through more than 150 years of synthetic dye-making.

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Fish Hacks

Often dismissed as a “trash fish,” the porgy anchors black maritime culture.

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Plastics: Challenges and Potential

This Science and Society talk features a panel of experts who will offer new perspectives on the shifting world of plastics.

Wednesday, December 6 | 5:30pm–8pm

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Beckman Center Now Accepting Applications for 2024–2025 Fellowships

Submissions are due January 15, 2024.

Apply for a fellowship
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We tell the stories behind the science.

The Science History Institute explores lesser-known and overlooked stories from the history of science and technology. We dive deep into the history of scientific successes and failures, with a focus on expanding knowledge and broadening our understanding of how science and society intersect.

Collect. Preserve. Interpret. Share.

Through research, storytelling, public programming, and educational outreach, we reveal how science is embedded in our daily lives.


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