Learn about the origins of many scientific discoveries. Here you see the application of science in our everyday life and how everyday life inspires science. This site is no longer actively updated, but is maintained by the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences.
Want to learn about some incredible role models? Celebrate the lives and achievements of numerous female physicians who have made great strides in the practice of medicine. You can find bios for specific female physicians or browse through the entire group.
Take a class trip to the CyberMuseum of Neurosurgery! A walk through its cyber corridors includes the history of neuroscience and its leaders, essays and various readings in aneurysm and micro-neurosurgery, and stereotactic neurosurgery. Also, make sure to check out the featured exhibits in the middle of the museum map. The most recent featured exhibits include a history of neurosurgery in Colorado and photo journals of early, pioneer neuroscientists Dr. Harvey Cushing and Dr. Richard U. Light.
Explore 20 of the greatest engineering inventions in history here, the website of the National Academy of Engineering.
The IEEE Global History Network features articles written by members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and professional historians. Subjects range from microwaves to the technologies of World War II. Make sure to check out the interactive timeline, and the innovation map, which displays the geographic locations of milestones in the history of electrical and electronic engineers.
In the 1930s, Joseph B. Friedman created the first flexible straw after watching his daughter struggle to drink her milkshake with an inflexible, paper straw. Read this and other fascinating and quirky stories behind countless inventions. Explore inventors thoughts, drawings, and lives, and start working on your own inventions in the Spark!Lab.
In 4000 B.C., they discovered the euphoric effects of poppy plants. By the 5th & 6th centuries B.C., the sensory nerves were dissected, and Hippocrates and Plato first proposed that the brain was the center of human intelligence and mental processes. Follow this link to explore the history of neuroscience research.
Learn about public health efforts through the decades; discover important medical achievements from the ancient Greeks and early Muslims; and take a look at the other online exhibitions. Many exhibitions include online activities and lesson plan ideas.
Follow the link to learn more about the Nobel Award and the Nobel Laureates. Check out the Nobel Laureate profiles and their award-winning discoveries from each year.
An odyssey of discovery where you'll learn about 120 great scientists and their work in the fields of medicine and health, physics and astronomy, human behavior, technology, and the earth and life sciences.
A journey through the past century of human behavior; this link provides a timeline of the major discoverers in human behavior from 1900 to today.