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Grid: Award-Winning Exhibit Explores Water Analysis and Protection
May 27, 2022Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition featured in local sustainable lifestyle magazine.
‘Philadelphia Weekly’ Spotlights Institute’s Oral History Program, ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ Exhibition
March 21, 2022Staff members share why recording history is so important, especially during a pandemic.
Ex Libris Universum: Museum Tour
March 03, 2022American Institute of Physics’ blog includes the Science History Institute on its list of ‘some of the coolest virtual museums on the internet.’
Chemistry International: Downstream
January 19, 2022Research curator Jesse Smith takes readers of IUPAC’s digital news magazine on a watery journey of history and science with Institute’s latest exhibition.
Atlas Obscura: How Scholars Cracked a Medieval Alchemist’s Secret Code
November 15, 2021Online magazine features Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang, who helped decode a puzzling Latin cipher.
HISTORY This Week: The Sky Is Falling
October 18, 2021History Channel podcast features Institute’s oral history interview with Nobel laureate and ozone savior Mario Molina.
The Conversation: Deciphering the Philosophers’ Stone
October 14, 2021Institute fellows Megan Piorko and Sarah Lang help crack a 400-year-old alchemical cipher.
Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Featured in Multiple Media Outlets
September 27, 2021Coverage of our new water analysis and protection exhibition includes WHYY, the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ and others.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Must-See Museum Exhibits in Philly This Fall
September 20, 2021At the Science History Institute, ‘Downstream’ explores 200 years of water analysis, protection, and regulation.
WHYY: Exhibition Traces a 200-Year History of Water Pollution in Philadelphia
September 13, 2021Local public media outlet features Institute’s new ‘Downstream’ exhibition.
Philly Materials Day Online: Experiments for Home
August 06, 2021Institute’s ‘Science at Home: The Magic of Alchemy’ video is featured on the annual-event-turned-digital-experience website.
C&EN: Rare Earths’ Magic Comes at a Cost
July 28, 2021American Chemical Society publication features ‘Distillations’ podcast on rare earth elements as part of its ‘Stereo Chemistry’ series.
Chemistry World: Ida Noddack and the Trouble with Element 43
May 19, 2021Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine talks to the Institute’s Brigitte van Tiggelen about the little-known German chemist.
Nature: An Incomparable Intellectual Who Fell through the Cracks of History
May 12, 2021Leading science journal reviews book on Lady Ranelagh written by Institute’s library director.
Welp Magazine: 20 Best Books- and History-Related Podcasts of 2021
May 11, 2021‘Distillations,’ ‘The Disappearing Spoon’ series featured in online publication’s list of favorite podcasts.
Inverse: Netflix’s Sci-Fi Epic Reveals a Real-Life Cosmic Danger
April 30, 2021The Institute’s Lisa Ruth Rand talks space junk in this article about Korean blockbuster ‘Space Sweepers.’
Hidden City Philadelphia: A Year in Ruins
April 08, 2021Kyle Cassidy, the photographer behind our ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ outdoor exhibition, recounts the struggles of healthcare workers battling the pandemic over the last year.
News at IU Bloomington: Newton Watermark Project Could Help Date Books More Accurately
February 22, 2021Institute’s rare book curator is part of Indiana University-led research team using Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts as a test case.
UWISHUNU: The Top Things to Do in Philly This Week & Weekend, November 2–8
November 09, 2020Visit Philadelphia’s official tourism blog features Institute’s new outdoor exhibition ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’
The Washington Post: The Idea of Herd Immunity to Manage the Coronavirus Should Ring Alarm Bells
October 30, 2020Institute fellow Rebecca Kaplan explains the concept’s origins in veterinary medicine.