Fantastic photo of Alan Friedman and the Science Playground.

CBS goes to the #WorldsFair … and the Hall of Science.  In 1964.

Today’s Google doodle honors Percy Julian, and so does PBS:
pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 11, 1899: Chemist Percy Julian Is Born
On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Julian (today’s Google Doodle) was born. Julian held more than 100 chemical patents, wrote scores of papers on his work, and received dozens of awards and honorary degrees. The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory. Watch NOVA's “Forgotten Genius,” the story of how African American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.
Photo: NOVA

Today’s Google doodle honors Percy Julian, and so does PBS:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 11, 1899: Chemist Percy Julian Is Born

On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Julian (today’s Google Doodle) was born. Julian held more than 100 chemical patents, wrote scores of papers on his work, and received dozens of awards and honorary degrees.

The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory.

Watch NOVA's “Forgotten Genius,” the story of how African American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.

Photo: NOVA

(Source: video.pbs.org)

Would you make a reliable eyewitness? Check out this interactive from our new iBook False Conviction: Innocence Guilt and Science, produced with the Innocence Project and Jim Dwyer

Today in the NYSCI Archive: An aerial view of Flushing Meadows from 1967.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: An aerial view of Flushing Meadows from 1967.


The Science Career Ladder doesn’t always take Explainers on a path to Science. In Todd’s story, working at the New York Hall of Science whipped him into shape and boosted his confidence to a level where he will succeed in any career.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Magnetic memory, laser displays, and solar converters.  Just some of the premiere exhibits at NYSCI in 1966. More here

It’s Pi Day!

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"I feel I’ve not only seen the future, but am immersed in the details of these tragic cases…" says Ken Burns about False Conviction, the new iBook we’ve just produced with Jim Dwyer and The Innocence Project. Here’s the trailer.