Science World Blog


A human eats about 200 kilograms of food each year. African elephants can eat up to 140 kilograms of food a day. Scientists are not sure how much food Argo could have eaten in a day, but they do know that his long neck would allow him to efficiently eat a great deal of food in a small amount of time.

How to build an insect pooter

In this video, Sam introduces you to two of our favourite insects and shows you how to create your own insect pooter to study bugs at home. An insect pooter helps us temporarily house ins


While I was wandering through a sneak preview of our new feature exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs, I got to thinking, “I wonder what people made of the first dinosaur fossil discoveries—before we knew anything about natural history and the dinosaurs?” The dinosaurs in our exhibition would have lived in what is now South America, Africa and Madagascar, but dinosaur bones were found all over the world. When I looked into it, I found out that the first people to discover them were pretty confused. These early discoverers came up with some pretty incredible theories about the fossils they found.