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Container full of brains brings science art to Blackpool Illuminations

Artist Jo Berry has developed a new artwork, Brain Container, featuring a series of rotating brains in cast acrylic rotating discs for the Blackpool Illuminations.

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11-year-old Sir Ranulph Fiennes fan completes epic 25-mile kayak journey in aid of Polar Museum

A schoolboy has completed an onerous 25-mile mission in his kayak, helping the Polar Museum to buy a set of photo negatives from Captain Scott's final journey along the way.

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Curator finds 150-year-old David Livingstone African beetles in box at Natural History Museum

A set of pinned beetles collected by the Victorian explorer during his infamous Zambezi River expedition will go on show to the public for one night only after being found during a routine collection ......

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Can the Science Museum make maths sexy with its new Mathematics Gallery?

An unprecedented £5 million donation and a world-renowned architect are combining to bring mathematics to life at the Science Museum.

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Artist's Statement: Chris Watson on sexy cheetahs and slumbering elephants

The sound artist and Cabaret Voltaire founder on blood-stained zebra carcasses in Africa, singing seals in the Arctic and new immersive sound app Nimbus.

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Largest artwork ever commissioned in the UK highlights climate change on streets of Bristol

Bristol residents are taking to the streets to make a 32-mile long artwork highlighting the need for UK flood defences as a result of climate change.

Basement Jaxx and Charles Darwin inspire 7 Bridges arts regeneration in south London

A party under a bridge at Loughborough Junction, in south London, will launch an explosion-inspired art project and World War I app this weekend.

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"Severe" Ice Age event could have killed off Neanderthals 39,000 years ago, say experts

Professor Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum, on new research revealing the rise and fall of Neanderthals and early modern humans thousands of years ago.

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World Museum Liverpool's Green Pigeon is unique and related to Dodo, say scientists

Scientists in Australia have extracted and purified tiny DNA fragments to draw groundbreaking conclusions about the 230-year-old Green Pigeon held in Liverpool.

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Science Museum to open huge new gallery dedicated to history of communications

The Science Museum has revealed more details on its "reinvigorating" exhibition, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World, opening this October.

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Florence Nightingale's letters published online in transatlantic web project

The handwritten letters of Florence Nightingale have been digitised in a new project between British collections and the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

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Oh help, oh no it's a... Hoobee, the Imaginary Animal Competition winner at NHM Tring

The fantastic winning creature designed by a nine-year-old for the Natural History Museum in Tring's Imaginary Animal Competition is about to be let loose.

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Moving on from Stonehenge: Researchers make the case for archaeoastronomy

Could new developments in archaeoastronomy prove theories that Neolithic and Bronze Age people were acute astronomical observers?

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Kangaroos, dingoes, Tahiti and Australia: Art and Science of Exploration at Queen’s House

From Tahiti to Australia, Royal Museums Greenwich's new show follows Captain James Cook's voyages between 1768 and 1780 through the eyes and easels of artists.

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Artist's Statement: Simon Faithfull on buying a boat on eBay and burning it at sea

This week, artist Simon Faithfull set fire to a boat off the coast of Dorset, letting it sink to the bottom of the sea in a new reef being streamed live as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial. He......

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