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Science and storytelling merge with Distillations, an extension of the Science History Institute that seeks to "us[e] stories from science's past to better understand our world." Building on the Science History Institute's exhibitions (featured in the 08-09-2019 and 11-02-2018 Scout Reports), Distillations employs a variety of storytelling mediums such as including articles, podcasts, and videos. Readers can browse these materials by theme (for example, Early Science & Alchemy and Policy & Politics). The left side of the site lists all included themes. Visitors can also skip to the Videos page, which covers a variety of topics, from major medical advances to creative science cartoons, as well as a series highlighting objects from the Science History Institute's collections. The site also hosts a Podcast that covers a range of subjects, including culture, health, and the environment. Recently, the show started a "Pandemic Perspectives" series, which offers insights "from the heart of the crisis." Each episode's audio is accompanied by a transcript and research notes. Readers can also find the podcast on most listening platforms (all of which are embedded under the How to Listen section of the Podcast page). Readers who have an idea for the podcast not yet covered by one of the more than 250 existing episodes can even make a pitch via the link on the Podcast or About pages.
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Date Issued
September 14th, 2012
Date of Scout Publication
July 17th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
September 14th, 2012 at 9:56am
Date Of Record Release
July 6th, 2020 at 9:21am
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