How do you know which vaccine research to back when a pandemic starts? Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Kate Bingham, former chair of the UK Government’s Vaccine Taskforce.
A traditional kind of vaccine is being readied for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Roger Highfield, Science Director, finds out about Europe’s first ‘inactivated virus’ vaccine.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to the scientist behind the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine that requires only a single dose.
In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, Science Museum Group’s Director of Learning Susan Raikes outlines the importance of encouraging women and girls into careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and highlights some of the many roles available.
For the first time, scientists can see a pandemic evolve in real time at the genetic level, revealing ‘variants of concern’ while guarding for large-scale genetic changes in COVID-19 that might occur by a process called recombination.
In the latest blog in our Open for All series, we look at the role disability has played in advancing scientific techniques.
In the first of the Science Museum Group’s global Climate Talks series, Climate Change: Why Should We Care? – broadcaster and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry was joined by the legendary conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, Kenyan climate activist Wanjũhĩ Njoroge, climate advocate Kira Peter-Hansen MEP and scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards to explore how climate change will impact the future of our planet and why we need to act now to deal with the challenges posed by it.
Assistant Curator Miriam Dafydd looks back at some of the objects used to support parents in feeding babies over the centuries.
Mutant versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have set off alarms worldwide. Science Director Roger Highfield talks to one of the laboratories racing to find out what these variants mean for COVID-19 transmissibility and virulence, along with the development of drugs and vaccines.
The pandemic has led to the steepest slowdown in human activity since the Second World War. Science Director, Roger Highfield, asks what this means for climate change.