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One of the most pressing questions of today’s 24/7, sleep-deprived, high-pressure society is: if I am so stressed that I am not getting enough slumber, is it going to make me dumber?
Space rocks that fall from the far reaches of the asteroid belt can unlock the secrets of the earth’s history.
Richard Evans, the creator of two events at this year’s Manchester Science Festival—Sentinel and Aeon: Patient X—talks about how he created his evocative performance piece.
Our fidget spinner workshop has proved extremely popular with visitors this summer. But what exactly can you do with them?
161 years ago, on 26 August 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye was patented by William Henry Perkin, whose archive is now part of our collection.
Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the sun (when it shows up) than in our Upper Yard sat in one of our new collection-themed deckchairs?
Ahead of their appeareance at MakeFest 2017, Richard Watson from the North West Meccano Guild tells us more about the history of the organisation.
MakeFest returns to the museum on 19–20 August. In this post, a few of the makers tell us about what they have in store for the weekend.
110 years ago, Shackleton set sail for New Zealand aboard Nimrod. In this post, archivist Jan Shearsmith discusses the fate of the famous ship.
In this guest post, Bossa Studios CMO Tracey McGarrigan talks us through a gamejam, the starting point for all of her company’s games.
Sir Vince Cable recently paid a visit to the museum to learn more about what we are doing to help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
August 2017 marks 225 years since the death of Richard Arkwright. Here, we look at both his entrepreneurship and the controversy that surrounded him.