On Friday 23 June the Science Museum opened a free, first-of-its-kind gallery dedicated to world-changing engineering innovations and the fascinating range of people behind them.
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.
An influential figure in art, photography and natural history, Anna Atkins was born on 16 March, 224 years ago
The 2 January marks the birthday of a pioneer and trailblazer in the world of STEM and in the fight for equality for members of the transgender community. Lynn Conway’s inventions and methods revolutionised computer engineering and how we teach computer science, influencing how we engage with computers to this day.
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.
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.
Architect, artist & multi-disciplinary creative Rebeca Ramos reflects on the Create the Trophy competition for The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and how it is inspiring the next generation of creative innovators.
18 July 2022 marks the 161st birthday of Kadambini Ganguly, one of India’s first two female university graduates and the first Indian woman to practice Western Medicine. In this blog, Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach explores her remarkable life, the barriers she broke, and the doors she opened for others.
Assistant curator Katie Mcnab explores the life and work of Dr Nancy Roman, an American Astronomer who was the Chief of Astronomy at NASA for 20 years and earned the exemplary nickname ‘the mother of Hubble’.