Alloy, Alloy, Alloy

ALLOY, ALLOY, ALLOY

Alloys, a combination of at least one metal and another element , were developed as we learnt to extract metals from their ores and...

London landmarks of science: a historical highlights tour

LONDON LANDMARKS OF SCIENCE: A HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

The Royal Society was founded on this day in the year 1660, and as London's first society dedicated to scientific enquiry, it is still...

 
 
 
The Mathematics of Everyday Life, with Sir Tim Gowers

THE MATHEMATICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, WITH SIR TIM GOWERS

We'll never run out of interesting mathematical questions, according to one of the world's leading mathematicians who applies insights...

James Lovelock's Greatest Epiphany: Quest for Life on Mars

JAMES LOVELOCK'S GREATEST EPIPHANY: QUEST FOR LIFE ON MARS

Over the past century, inventor-cum-independent scientist James Lovelock has proved a hugely influential figure, from devising extraordinarily...

 
 
 
Honouring Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake's commemorative plaque

HONOURING DAME LOUISA ALDRICH-BLAKE'S COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

At the Blythe House object store in west London, over 50 colleagues are working hard to study, record, digitise, pack and transport...

Surprises in the collection

SURPRISES IN THE COLLECTION

At the Blythe House object store in west London, over 50 colleagues are working hard to study, record, digitise, pack and transport...

 
 
 
This is Engineering in space

THIS IS ENGINEERING IN SPACE

The special event, hosted by the Science Museum in association with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Raspberry Pi Foundation...

We need a Big Conversation about AI

WE NEED A BIG CONVERSATION ABOUT AI

We all need to talk about AI. We need a big conversation, one that involves everyone, not just because this technology is changing...

 
 
 
Is science a thing of London's past?

IS SCIENCE A THING OF LONDON'S PAST?

In 1550, London was a rapidly expanding commercial city, with a relatively modest position on the world stage. By 1800, it had become...

Competition provides lifeblood of science communication

COMPETITION PROVIDES LIFEBLOOD OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

The lifeblood of scientific research comes in the form of young people and the same goes for science engagement too, which is more...

 
 
 
What's in a curator's bag?

WHAT'S IN A CURATOR'S BAG?

As a curator, I spend a lot of time exploring our stores to research and uncover the hidden stories about objects in the Science Museum...

Remembering Alexei Leonov

REMEMBERING ALEXEI LEONOV

As Leonov ‘stepped into the abyss', he was struck by the sound of his own breathing, his heartbeat and a sense of the universe ‘being...

 
 
 
Does Faith Have a Place in Medicine?

DOES FAITH HAVE A PLACE IN MEDICINE?

Throughout history, humanity's relationship with medicine and health has been aided by a multitude of emotional objects, from votive...

Science Museum Group Academy: Off to a Flying Start

SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP ACADEMY: OFF TO A FLYING START

When we set up the Academy , the UK's first dedicated centre of excellence for informal STEM education, we believed that informal learning...

 
 
 
Is There an Art to Science?

IS THERE AN ART TO SCIENCE?

Art and science are in continual dialogue and have been symbiotic and antagonistic in their relationship to revolutionary ideas. From...

Warning: Contains Mercury

WARNING: CONTAINS MERCURY

At the Blythe House object store in west London, over 50 colleagues are working hard to study, record, digitise, pack and transport...

 
 
 
The Top Secret Portland Spy Ring

THE TOP SECRET PORTLAND SPY RING

The Krogers home in Ruislip. Image courtesy of the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime. Today, on 24 September 2019, the domestic...

The Problem with Digital Computers

THE PROBLEM WITH DIGITAL COMPUTERS

The limitations of a computer are usually thought of in terms of hardware, memory and calculations per second. However, a more fundamental...

 
 
 
Astronomy fit for a king

ASTRONOMY FIT FOR A KING

This Sunday marks an anniversary for someone whose scientific activities and interests are often overlooked: King George III. On 22...

Introducing Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery

INTRODUCING SCIENCE CITY 1550-1800: THE LINBURY GALLERY

In 1550, London was a hustling, bustling, rapidly expanding commercial city, with a relatively modest position on the world stage....

 
 
 



Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn brace for final head-to-head TV clash

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn brace for final head-to-head TV clash

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are facing off in the final head-to-head of the campaign, in front of a primetime Friday night audience on BBC One. Read more ...

Elon Musk cleared of defamation after calling British cave diver ‘pedo guy'

Elon Musk cleared of defamation after calling British cave diver ‘pedo guy'

The Tesla co-founder was found not guilty of defamation against British diving expert Vernon Unsworth A British cave diver who helped rescue the Thai schoolboys has lost a... Read more ...

Chelsea's transfer ban reduced/Blues reportedly make contact over Zaha

Chelsea's transfer ban reduced/Blues reportedly make contact over Zaha

Chelsea's transfer ban reduced Chelsea were unable to sign any players this past summer after being hit with a two-window transfer ban back in February of 2019. The FIFA... Read more ...

Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine booted out of I'm A Celebrity in savage double axing

Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine booted out of I'm A Celebrity in savage double axing

We can't believe they're gone! Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle are the latest to leave I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here in a savage double elimination. And we are... Read more ...

Andy Ruiz Jr. showed up 30 pounds heavier than his trainer wanted for his...

Andy Ruiz Jr. showed up 30 pounds heavier than his trainer wanted for his highly-anticipated rematch against Anthony Joshua

Heavyweights Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua will meet in Saudi Arabia on Saturday in the biggest boxing rematch of the year. Ruiz Jr. shocked the boxing world with a... Read more ...

I'm A Celeb fans left heartbroken as no one meets Caitlyn Jenner on bridge...

I'm A Celeb fans left heartbroken as no one meets Caitlyn Jenner on bridge after exit

The Hollywood A-lister became the seventh star to leave the Australian jungle, but no one was there to greet her and congratulate her success Read more ...

BBC election debate: Boris savages Corbyn's 'mystery' Brexit plan - You're...

BBC election debate: Boris savages Corbyn's 'mystery' Brexit plan - You're all Remainers!

BORIS JOHNSON stunned Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when he attacked his party's Brexit policy because of all the Labour frontbenchers are Remainers during the BBC Election Debate. Read more ...

Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr dies at age 79

Star Trek actor Robert Walker Jr dies at age 79

He stood out on the TV series for playing the teenage Charlie Evans, aka Charlie X, on the the beloved sci-fi series Star Trek. He was the the son of stars Robert Walker and... Read more ...

Anthony Martial returns for Manchester United as squad vs Man City is revealed

Anthony Martial returns for Manchester United as squad vs Man City is revealed

The players turned up to The Lowry Hotel on Friday night Anthony Martial is back in Manchester United 's squad for Saturday's derby against fierce rivals Manchester City after... Read more ...

M25 closed after crane flips over and smashes through central reservation

M25 closed after crane flips over and smashes through central reservation

The motorway is closed in Essex following the smash The M25 is closed in both directions following a huge crash involving a crane which overturned and smashed through the... Read more ...