To mark World Cancer Day (4 February), Roger Highfield, Science Director, asks the advisors to the world’s first major cancer exhibition for their views of the past and hopes for the future of the field.
Far from being a fixed entity, the story of Greek science is a work in progress with its own meta-history. Dr. Patricia Fara explores the current story and factors that have influenced this narrative so far.
2021 was an exciting year for Coventry as it celebrated being UK City of Culture. From clocks and textiles to cycles and engines, the city has been at the forefront of technological innovation and change.
Collections Decant Assistant Robin Clark reveals unexpected connections between medicine, fashion and local history in the Science Museum Group Collection store at Blythe House in west London.
Today (11 December) is International Mountain Day, a UN initiative launched in 2002 to highlight the key role mountains play in biodiversity and livelihoods. Dr Julia Knights, Deputy Director of the Science Museum, explores the mountains of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest through the lens of the stunning images by Sebastião Salgado in the Amazônia exhibition at the Science Museum.
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.
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.