Tag: science

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-When cowboys wore pink.
-How humans created cats.
-American boys and their guns.
-Cakewalks were not actually a cakewalk.
-A history of Hollywood’s publicity racket.
-A map of the weirdest sex laws in the U.S.
-An early-20th century anti-coffee ad campaign.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Life in a 1949 circus.
-WWII ration cookbooks.
-An 1870 gender ratio map of the U.S.
-Poisons, potions, and unicorn horns.
-The history of lobotomized U.S. soldiers.
-The first ransom note in American history.
-Will the real Santa Claus please stand up?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Chernobyl’s hot mess.
-Is sex really good exercise?
-How America learned to love whiskey.
-“Piss prophets” and the Wheel of Urine.
-Photos of Adolf Hitler’s Christmas party.
-The accidental birth of wrapping paper.
-Gene therapy helps “bubble boy” children.

Conference Report on History of Science Society 2013 Annual Meeting

By Heather Munro Prescott

Last weekend I attended the 2013 annual meeting of the History of Science Society in Boston, Massachusetts. I tweeted periodic comments throughout the conference. Here are some further thoughts:

On Thursday afternoon, I started off with the Special Public Engagement Session: Science in the Streets, cosponsored by Boston University Center for the Philosophy and History of Science. This session consisted of two interdisciplinary panels aimed at exploring “innovative ways of connecting ordinary citizens with science, and how the history of science can inform and enrich these efforts.” Presenters included Brian Malow (the science comedian) and Ari Daniel Shapiro of the science podcast The Story Collider. Conevery Valencius Bolton from the University of Massachusetts, Boston did a fine job as an emcee for the session.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-WWI pumpkin pie.
-The drones of the Civil War.
-Early 20th century yoga films.
-Sexting acronyms from the 1930s.
-A history of 8 Thanksgiving foods.
-That wacky sugar diet of the 1950s.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The Great War in color.
-Talk like a WWII soldier.
-The circus animals of WWI.
-Photos reveal Brazil’s slave history.
-Sexy vintage Thanksgiving pinups?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-17th century cheese fraud.
-The Whig Party is hot again.
-Vintage photos of drag kings.
-The secret history of CIA women.
-The mystery of King Tut’s death solved?
-The earliest photos of 12 major U.S. cities.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-A menstruating leg ulcer?
-New Da Vinci mural discovered.
-Exorcist healing in the 18th century.
-An interactive map of slave rebellions.
-Early modern breast cancer treatments.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The history of yoga.
-Let’s revisit 90s mall culture.
-Medieval pets had names too.
-The fright of marrying an ugly man.
-Unsettling drafts of Cold War billboards.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Hunky history: the male nude.
-The man who forgot everything.
-The Victorian version of the GIF.
-Baseball’s forgotten experiment.
-Ancient grills: gem-studded teeth.
-Campy photos of Communist spies.