A previously overlooked letter, article and exhibit suggest the British chemist Rosalind Franklin contributed more to revealing the ‘secret of life’ than thought, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
1 August 2022 marks 102 years since Henrietta Lacks was born. Assistant Curator Harriet Jackson takes a closer look at her profound impact on modern medicine and reflects on the importance of informed consent and who benefits from scientific research.
Dr. Gillian Forrester from Me, Human and Birkbeck, University of London investigates how traits from our 500 million-year-old brain still underpin some of our most important human behaviours, as part of a Live Science residency at the Science Museum.
An intricate painted box from The Courtauld Gallery’s collection is now on display in the museum.