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in 1799, British paleontologist Mary Anning was born. She gained international renown for her finds including the skeleton of the first ichthyosaur to be recognised & the first plesiosaur skeletons ever found. This image by Fox Tabot is sometimes thought to show Mary Anning.
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Science Museum 15h
'Every time we go to the movies, we are reminded to be terrified of alien life. But what kinds of aliens are we most likely to find?' Content developer Sheldon Paquin explores alien bacteria on our blog Pic of a replica of Alien from our collection
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Science Museum 18h
Happy Birthday Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente! 16/17th C surgeon & pioneer of embryology. His work, De Formato Foetu, studied the fetal development of both humans and animals and contained the first detailed description of the placenta. Pic of his work from our Library.
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Science Museum 21h
Join a team of space-walking astronauts as they perform one of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. Hubble 3D narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio returns to the Science Museum IMAX tomorrow. Book now
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Science Museum May 19
'Cast your mind back to a time when big hair was all the rage and there was this crazy new thing called the World Wide Web.' This was the age of beige... Assistant Curator discovers why early PCs were all so beige. Read more on our blog
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Science Museum May 19
With the celebrations under way, here's a photograph of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle c. 1890 💒 Explore more Windsor and wedding objects in our collection
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Science Museum May 19
Our next blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star is on sale now. Early bird discount runs until 21 June. The first 200 bookers will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to our VIP launch event & a night at Im: NASA
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Science Museum May 18
On today's we look at the life-saving Zipline drone helping deliver blood and medicines to rural hospitals in Rwanda, cutting delivery times from 4 to 0.5 hours.
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Science Museum May 18
🚀 in 1991, Helen Sharman became the first Brit to fly to space. Read Helen's story from our blog archives as she reflects on her mission to the Mir Space Station 🚀
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Science Museum May 18
Hi there! You might be interested in Early Birds or Night Owls - we open the museum exclusively to children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition to enjoy the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the public: Hope this helps!
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Science Museum May 18
Happy ! Celebrate with a 10% discount on EVERYTHING from our online shop today only, using code HAPPYIMD
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Emilia McKenzie May 18
is on display at ! It’s a full size model of ‘s first spacecraft to explore Mercury which is launching this year.
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Science Museum May 17
Nobel prize-winners, authors and editors attended the annual Scientists meet the Media party in the last night, marking the 26th anniversary of the very first gathering. Read more on our blog
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Science Museum May 17
Space weather could wreak havoc on Earth, yet few of us are taking the threat seriously. Find out more about the dark side of the and see what you can do to help save the world. Read more on our blog
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Science Museum May 17
Happy Birthday Edward Jenner! 18/19th C doctor who discovered the vaccination for smallpox. Jenner used pus from cowpox blisters to create his first inoculation. He named it a 'vaccine' from the Latin for smallpox of the cow. Pic of his letter from our archive.
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Science Museum May 17
🚀 After completing its tour of the Science Museum Group, 's Soyuz capsule lands at in Edinburgh. The display will be open to the public from 13.00 today 🚀
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Science Museum May 17
In her new book, reveals the extraordinary life of Alexander von Humboldt, an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Join us at this month's Lates to hear from Andrea and discover more about Humboldt’s life and work
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Science Museum May 16
Tim Radford paying tribute to the late Steve Connor, science editor of the & winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award "a good colleague, and above all a great reporter"
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Science Museum May 16
Our Director of External Affairs "never underestimate the power of the object"
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Science Museum May 16
Sir Venki Ramakrishnan exploring the power of science media to connect with the public & share a fascination of science at
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