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Today, to celebrate the anniversary of the first full-body MRI scan, we took a tour of our Mind Maps exhibition with curator Phil Loring. Phil shared his favourite objects and stories from the exhibition with our followers on Twitter.

This post is written by Alex, a 16-year old student who spent a week on work placement with the Learning team. The brain is one of the most complex biological organs in the world, and even today our understanding of it is very primitive, but recent advances in the field of neuroscience could help us unpick some of its mysteries… In Who am I? there is a little mouse with a big secret: its brain glows in a rainbow of colours. The […]

A zombie with its handler

Scientists from across the UK (and zombie rights protesters) will gather in the Science Museum this weekend for ZombieLab. Worried members of the public are invited to study zombies and the science of consciousness as society searches for answers (and evades the zombie horde).

Babbage's Difference Engine No 2, 1847-1849 drawings

We’re welcoming in the New Year with a look at just a few of the exciting things happening at the Museum in 2013.

So whether it’s Zombies, art or the Large Hadron Collider that interests you, there’s something for everyone in the Museum this year.