More in Culture
Thomas Wijck alchemized pigments into paintings. He also painted alchemists at work.
In the 1850s science kits were a source of rational and educational entertainment.
For thousands of years silk symbolized wealth and style. But in the 1930s DuPont gave Americans the next best thing.
Latest from Distillations
Crushing, smashing, and grinding for the sake of greener science.
The pirate-turned-naturalist-turned-pirate-again inspired generations of British writers and scientists.
Biologist John Calhoun’s rodent experiments gripped a society consumed by fears of overpopulation.