Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has soared by 22% within a year. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to Brazilian climate scientist Patricia Pinho about the profound implications for biodiversity, indigenous people, and global climate.
Meet the staff members that make the Museum so unique and get the insider scoop on upcoming exhibitions, research projects and new objects.
When Alexander Graham Bell first presented his telephone to audiences in the late 1800s, he made an interesting proposition. Bell suggested that this “talking telegraph” (the telephone) might be used for something other than transmitting and receiving messages. He suggested this invention could one day be used for something far more important – fun.
To mark the opening of Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom, Dr Despina Ignatiadou from the National Archaeological Museum Athens discusses the story of Hermes, messenger of the Gods, exploring his significance through the artefacts devoted to him.
As live events return to the Science Museum, including its popular Lates series kicking off later this month, Chloë Abley shares the experience of hearing Chris Hadfield in conversation with Professor Lucie Green.
To mark Black History Month we’re exploring the story behind one of our most iconic objects on display, the Model T-Ford, and the relationship of this ground-breaking automobile with the Black British community in East London in the 1950s and 1960s.
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is crucial to the Earth’s climate and biodiversity, but this unique ecosystem faces increasing threats. Our latest exhibition Amazônia, presented by photographer Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2021 Praemium Imperiale award, uncovers the Amazon at this vital moment.