A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SCI

Fri, 1 Oct '21
College dept.
Mon, 6 Sep '21
Biol. or chem.
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Part of STEM: Abbr.
Wed, 28 Jul '21
Biol. or chem.
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Nobel pursuit?: Abbr.
Thu, 20 May '21
The 500s, in the Dewey Decimal System: Abbr.
Thu, 22 Apr '21
Any "ology": Abbr.