Researchers at University College London studied the scents of old books to better understand how to identify and protect “heritage smells.”
A publication from Abrams Books and a traveling exhibit currently at the Weisman Art Museum highlight the medical illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
Picturing Math at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has prints dating back to the 15th century, all expressing the beauty of mathematics.
Discovered in 1999 in Germany, the 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disk is recognized as the oldest known depiction of cosmic phenomena.
Researchers at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York are capturing the smell of its old books to reconstruct the building’s 1906 aroma.
Seeing Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a yearlong online project that explores photography’s role in defining, promoting, and furthering science.
Wolfgang Buttress’s “The Hive” is an environment designed to amplify public awareness of the critical situation of bees.
WASHINGTON, DC — An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems.
CORNING, NY — To closely inspect the evolution of the microscope, the Corning Museum of Glass is highlighting the lens-making behind the optical tool.
A century has passed since Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which at its core demonstrates that space and time are connected, and both involved in gravity.
CORNING, NY — The 19th-century glass models of marine invertebrates created by father-son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka were intended to capture as accurately as possible the delicate bodies of underwater creatures.
Exotic animal visitors to Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries were more frequently dead than alive.