As a scientist, I’m used to hearing that science museums are boring, weird or just for kids. And in fact, when I arrived at the Science Museum, I found myself to be the only one there without children. I crossed a mist of primary colours and mirrored walls and entered the Statoil Gallery, the home […]
Last week the world rejoiced as the papers announced: ‘HIV is cured!’. Except of course it isn’t – or at least not yet. The hype is somewhat justified: for the first time, scientists have developed a new drug that could, in theory, completely clear the virus from a patient. HIV tends to ‘hide’ inactive cells […]
The Soyuz MS-02 rocket launch on Wednesday 19th October in Kazakhstan. A very similar rocket took Tim Peake and Time Ronke up to the ISS in 2015 (Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky) It’s been a big week for space – with a mars rover crash landing, a successful launch of three new astronauts to join the team […]
Ingredients in magic mushrooms may have profound therapeutic potential in the treatment of psychological disorders, but under current UK law, it’s almost impossible to study them. We ask Professor David Nutt where scientists can get their hands on some…
Flibanserin has become the first FDA-approved drug for female sexual dysfunction. But does lack of sexual desire require treatment?
Cheyenne McCray brings us the five weirdest lovers of the animal kingdom…
How has music evolved so dramatically? We tread the tricky path from tape to techno…
We borrow ideas from ingenious food scientists to develop a futuristic three course meal – indigo tomatoes and vertically farmed greens anyone?
Jamie Brown reviews the Secret late event at London’s little-known Horniman Museum.
Interwoven digital artwork and photography explores the future of London under climate change. The Museum of London – Free Exhibition. Open until 6th March Visit the London Futures Exhibition website