Distillations Podcast explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present. Our hosts are Michal Meyer, a historian of science and editor in chief of Distillations Magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month we explore stories from the intersection of science, culture, and history.
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September 24, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
This week we begin our 4-part series about earth, air, water, and fire. Today’s episode is about earth and the Marcellus Shale.
Posted In: Environment | History
September 10, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Before pharmaceuticals existed, all medicines had to come from natural sources—like plants. On this week’s show we focus on such remedies.
Posted In: Environment | History | Medicine
August 27, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
We continue to bring you some of our favorite segments from past Distillations episodes this week: Senescence, Richard Holmes, and Boy Rocketeer.
Posted In: Environment | History | Technology
July 30, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Distillations marks our 100th episode this week! To celebrate, we revisit segments from some of our past shows and bring you new developments.
Posted In: Environment | Society | Technology
July 2, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, does the world have to get hotter? Controlling the earth’s weather and climate is this week’s topic.
May 21, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
This week we’re digging into our archives and looking back at one of our first episodes of Distillations.
Posted In: Environment | Society
February 26, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Love it or hate it, plastic is hard to avoid. This week we take a look at plastic made from corn and find out just how biodegradable it really is.
January 1, 2010 | by Distillations Staff
Another year has come and gone, but the impact of scientific discoveries made and concerns raised will be felt in 2010 and beyond.
December 18, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
There are many different types of crystals we encounter, ranging from tiny to extremely large in size.
November 6, 2009 | by Distillations Staff
Let there be light! Whether it comes from the sky or a bulb, we’d be lost without it.
Posted In: Environment | History | Medicine | Technology
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