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Guest authors

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.

The museum’s Roger Highfield challenged Professor Alice Roberts to iron out the scars of human evolution for a new display. Here, the University of Birmingham anatomist describes her personal quest for perfection.

Professor Martin Johnson explores the difficulties experienced by physiologist and Nobel laureate Bob Edwards in his pioneering IVF work.

Pandemic is an interactive film that puts you in control of a psychological thriller. You vote to choose what Dr. Moritz will do at every twist and turn of the story, but where do you draw the line? Creator of the film, John Bradburn, tells us more.

Apple Mac Colour Classic, with dust cover, keyboard and mouse, boxed software and manual. 1993

Assistant Curator Shaz Hussain explores the history of the personal computer to answer the ever important question: why beige?

Meet Creoqode, the tech company that lets you build your very own game console and create the video games to go with it. We speak to them about the new 2048 console.

Brooch to avert the evil eye, Europe, 1900-1914

Throughout history, amulets have been used to heal and protect the body from different evils and illnesses. What can these five objects tell us about their place in medicine?

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