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14 September 2017

Two museums are having a fight on Twitter and it’s gloriously informative

Natural history v science.

By Sanjana Varghese

2017 is undoubtedly the year of the feud. As celebrities and corporations alike take to Twitter to hash things out, two of the UK’s most respected scientific institutions, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, have got in on the action.

It all started with this rather innocuous tweet, during the Natural History Museum’s Ask a Curator event on Twitter, where users could post questions. The resulting back and forth is both amusing and educational…



The spat seems to be ongoing; the last Natural History Museum reply was just minutes before this article was published.

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