Conservation Assistant Beth Potts explores how an important part of conservation involves staring down a microscope at insects and other bugs.
Our world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Come behind the scenes as we explore new object acquisitions and meet the conservation team.
Newly suspended from the ceiling of the Making the Modern World gallery in the Science Museum is Spirit of Innovation, the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. Former Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach reveals insights into its ground-breaking design, the technological boundaries it pushes and what the aircraft might mean for the future of sustainable aviation.
On 11 May 1997 – more than 25 years ago – a computer beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. How has our world changed since then? And what does it mean when computers win against people?
An influential figure in art, photography and natural history, Anna Atkins was born on 16 March, 224 years ago
Born this day in 1877, Garrett Morgan was the mind behind several inventions that still play a role in our daily lives. However, as a Black man living in the USA during the turn of the 19th century, he faced considerable racism and discrimination throughout his life.
To celebrate the 122nd birthday of mathematician Dame Mary Cartwright, we take a closer look at her pioneering work and life
A lifelong advocator of mother and baby health, today on her 141st birthday we celebrate the life and works of Dr. Dossibai Dadabhoy.