Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, the finishing touches are being made to an exhibition which explores life that exists in near-total darkness. The Museum is working with a specialist design studio to use video gaming technology to bring visitors closer to some of the most inaccessible environments on the planet. Life in the…Continue reading Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

We think we know our planet, but hidden below its surface is a dark and mysterious world. For me and for other cave explorers, we look into those black doorways and we see nothing but opportunity. Mountaineers often say that they climb mountains, because they’re there. We go into caves and go cave diving, because…Continue reading Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

Why are birds the only surviving dinosaurs? | Natural History Museum

Why are birds the only surviving dinosaurs? | Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs were the dominant land animals for hundreds of millions of years. But then, 66 million years ago, an asteroid hit Earth. Dust clouds filled the sky and blocked out the sunlight. It became much colder. Plants died. And because it was so cold and dark, new ones didn’t grow very well. Large volcanic eruptions…Continue reading Why are birds the only surviving dinosaurs? | Natural History Museum