Rocks and minerals
26 July 2017
The touchable, wavy folds of this rock tell a story as old as life on Earth.
12 May 2017
Minerals may look tough, but getting these crystals from ground to display case needs a very steady hand.
28 April 2017
Explore the science behind the Aurora Pyramid of Hope, an unrivalled collection of 296 coloured diamonds.
18 April 2017
Dr Caroline Smith sheds light on the secrets this rock holds about the formation of our own planet.
27 January 2016
Acid clouds and floods of lava – it may be our nearest planetary neighbour, but Venus is utterly inhospitable to human life.
26 June 2015
Unearth 15 facts about William Smith’s pioneering map on its 200-year anniversary.
8 January 2015
Planetary scientist Dr Penelope Wozniakiewicz is looking for micrometeorites on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.