Two hundred years ago, British natural philosopher Michael Faraday made a discovery that marked a crucial turning point in our understanding of electricity and magnetism.
Curator Emeritus Andrew Nahum reflects on Alan Turing’s only known visit to the Science Museum, which took place in August 1951.
A hand-painted silk fragment from The Courtauld’s collection is now on display in the museum. It is the third and final object from The Courtauld to be displayed in the museum as part of the McQueens Illuminating Object series. Sophie-Nicole Dodds explains more in this blog post.
Vaccines have met with suspicion and hostility for as long as they have existed. In this blog post, Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on how the tone of debate between scientists and vaccine opponents has been remarkably unchanged since Victorian times.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes how genetic engineering has been taken to a new level by artificial organisms that can make novel kinds of polymer, an advance with potentially huge implications for medicine, catalysts, materials and more.
Sophie Waring, Curator of the Science Museum’s new free exhibition Our Future Planet explores how a suite of technologies and nature-based solutions can contribute to the fight against climate change
As the Science Museum launches an exhibition about capturing climate-warming carbon dioxide, a new analysis shows investing in ecosystems could help cool the planet in the latter part of this century, but only if we act now. Science Director, Roger Highfield describes the new work, and a method to turn carbon dioxide into greener plastics.
American inventor Mary Kenner spent her life inventing objects that made everyday tasks easier for people. To mark her birthday, Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores her life and work, including the invention of the sanitary belt, which played an important but overlooked role in the development of menstrual products.