You’ve heard about it raining cats and dogs, but a levitating frog? If you’ve been to see our new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life, you may well have seen a video featuring a frog suspended in space. And you may well be wondering what artist John Gerrard was thinking when he created his levitating frog. Let us explain.
To find out more about our guest authors, you can find their biographies at the end of each post.
Find out more about the conservation science being showcased by Chester Zoo and the University of Manchester at this year’s Manchester Science Festival.
Electricity. It is central to our existence. We use it without thinking about it, and only notice it when it is not there.
When is a magical illusion not a magical illusion? When it’s a maths trick that will make you see the world in a new way.
Ben Ingham, from power network operator Electricity North West, shares the key innovative kit that keeps power flowing.
Beat boxers can make an amazing array of sounds using their mouths, tongues and throats. But what’s the science behind how they do it?
We asked historian Shirin Hirsch from our neighbours, People’s History Museum, to explain the politics of the time around 1830 and why the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway turned out to be such a rebellious and highly charged day.
With International Cat Day, World Lion Day and Erwin Schrödinger’s birthday all happening over the last week, we were inundated by requests (or, complaining mews) from the museum’s feline friends for a cat blog…
At our museum we tell some really big stories about science and industry, from the early days of the cotton and rail industries, when the speed of change was terrifying, to the science of the future, from robots to graphene and beyond.
What does it take to create stunning images from behind the scenes at a museum?
With our Power UP gaming event nearly upon us, we take a look at how gaming is being used by big businesses to improve the customer experience.
As the opening date for our refreshed Textiles Gallery approaches, we go behind the scenes with Exhibitions Project Manager Jane Brown to find out what’s involved.