Distillations

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Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute

 

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167 Pieces

Science + Culture + History

Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas
3 Pieces

Distillations' three-part series "A Day in the Life" spotlights the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night.

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

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Distillations' 4-part series about the four classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild.

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A three-part series spotlighting the common chemistry of childhood, adulthood, and old age.

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49 Pieces

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.


Pieces

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Secret and invisible inks, explained.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:45
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The sizzling science behind Pop Rocks

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:54
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A sad, melancholy element

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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The science of the soul.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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Platinum: beautiful, expensive, and scientifically important.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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The story of neon, element 10.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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The real story of krypton

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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Fire, from a chemical perspective

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:31
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Chromium, the element named after color

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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the most abundant element in the universe

  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 01:30