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Scientists, Engineers, and the End of the Vietnam War

Collections Blog

On the big politics of the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
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Curious Histories Fest: A Taste of Water

Saturday, June 10 | 11am–3pm EDT

Join our annual celebration of science, history, exploration, and experimentation featuring free, family-friendly fun focused on the water in your world.
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Playing Dirty

Now on View

Explore the intersections of environmentalism, education,
and fun with our new outdoor exhibition featuring board games from the 1970s.
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Philadelphia Mayor Declares June 10 ‘Science History Day’

Official proclamation invites the public to join the Institute for Curious Histories Fest: A Taste of Water, a free, daylong celebration focused on the science and history of water.
image of a mine worker at the Oklo region in Gabon.

The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

The Disappearing Spoon Podcast

When French authorities learned about some missing uranium, they thought someone had stolen it to make rogue atomic bombs. It turned out to be more incredible than that.

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.

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