At the 2016 Hay Festival, Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield interviewed the President of the Society, Nobelist Venki Ramakrishnan.
We recently surprised our visitors with an impromptu performance of parts of Holst’s Planets by a 90-piece orchestra.
A galaxy of astronauts gathered at the Science Museum to celebrate 25 years since Helen Sharman became the first Brit in space.
Antimicrobial resistance is an issue that we are all facing now. If we do not crack this problem, we risk returning to the pre-antibiotic era, when infectious diseases were responsible for around 40% of all deaths.
A glimpse of how big data can make healthcare more proactive, preventative and predictive was given by the world’s best-known biotechnology entrepreneur, Dr. Craig Venter, last night at the Science Museum’s Director’s Annual Dinner. Dr. Venter, who flew to the Museum from his home La Jolla and returns to Washington today, is the recipient from President Obama of the National Medal of Science, the highest honour awarded to scientists by the US government. Dr. Venter recently set up Human Longevity […]
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, reflects on her mission to the Mir space station 25 years ago. You can visit Helen’s website here. Space missions capture the imagination. They turn people on to science. They broaden our horizons too. I can hardly believe that it has been 25 years since I played my small part in this great adventure, the next phase of human exploration. My journey into space began in 1989 after I had answered an advertisement on my car […]