Vaccines have met with suspicion and hostility for as long as they have existed. In this blog post, Sir Ian Blatchford reflects on how the tone of debate between scientists and vaccine opponents has been remarkably unchanged since Victorian times.
Discover more about Live Science and other research projects held at the Museum. Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists come into the Science Museum to carry out research using our visitors as volunteers.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes how genetic engineering has been taken to a new level by artificial organisms that can make novel kinds of polymer, an advance with potentially huge implications for medicine, catalysts, materials and more.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the latest milestone in quantum computing with Prof Chao-Yang Lu.
Dr. Dimitrios Adamos and Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou from the Department of Computing, Imperial College London explore how brain waves can tell you about the music you listen to as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum that ran from February – March 2020.
‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.
As a new display featuring a model of a red blood cell showing abnormalities goes on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, research fellow Shelley Angelie Saggar explores how Thalassemia has been perceived culturally throughout history.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, announces the winners of the Medical Research Council’s annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award.