ESA Project Scientist Johannes Benkhoff, gives an overview of the latest preparations for the launch of BepiColombo, which will be taking off on its 7-year mission to Mercury later this week.
A number of guest authors, from scientists to artists, contribute to our blog, taking you behind the scenes, exploring the incredible objects in our collection, our award-winning exhibitions and the scientific achievements making headlines today.
In our latest Live Science residency, researchers from Middlesex University are investigating different kinds of memory.
John Webster recalls his time working alongside Muriel Harris, who played an important and integral role in the development of IVF research.
Dr Lily FitzGibbon from the Motivation Science Lab, University of Reading, investigates how we can understand curiosity, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.
The Carrington Event of 1859 is the most violent solar storm on record. A storm of its magnitude in today’s technological era would cause devastating effects. Roger Highfield and Dr Harry Cliff explore more.
Ahead of the opening of The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution, forensic scientist Peter Gill recalls his experience of identifying the remains of the last Tsar of Russia.
Research scientist Kay Elder takes us through the history of the first IVF clinic – Bourn Hall.
Author and polymath Philip Ball gives the background to a special IMAX improvisation event with acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe at our July Lates.
Sally Cheshire CBE, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority describes the advancements in IVF over the past 40 years.
Assistant Curator of Medicine, Imogen Clarke, takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the NHS’ 70 year history with 7 objects from our collection.
Jane Sutton from the Royal Academy of Engineering explores the importance of diversity in engineering
Ahead of the opening of IVF: 6 Million Babies Later, father Gareth Down shares his experience with IVF and the lesser-told story of the male struggle.