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Huge lobster-like animal filtered seawater for food 480 million years ago, say fossil hunters

Zoologists in Oxford have used 3D remains discovered in Morocco to detail a new type of anomalocaridid - a marine animal family which appeared 520 million years ago before going extinct.

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World's first nationwide geological map to go on show alongside tales of father of English geology

A rare copy of William "Strata" Smith's map, produced in 1815, is about to go on show at the Yorkshire Museum. Find out more about his life.

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Ten of the best scientific images of the year from the Wellcome Image Awards

Showcasing the best scientific pictures, the Wellcome Image Awards are about to tour the UK starting at MOSI in Manchester. Here are ten of the best.

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Scientists create first 3D skull reconstruction of tetrapod from 360 million years ago

A tetrapod which reached land around 360 million years ago has been likened to a modern crocodile by scientists who have used software techniques to scan its bones.

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Before the Apple Watch: Six of the best timepieces used through the centuries

They might not have been able to make phone calls, but some of our oldest watches have all of the beauty of the latest technology. Here are six from the Science Museum.

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Armoured rhinos, kangaroos, fake dragons and knitted taxidermy in Grant Museum's Art of Unknown Animals

A 16th century copy of Albrecht Dürer's rhinoceros and George Stubbs' view of a Captain Cook kangaroo are among the highlights in a show of animal depictions made by artists who had never seen their ......

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Artist uses steel to warn of towns at risk of fracking in Unseen Landscapes exhibition

Abstract painter Sam Peacock, from the at-risk fracking destination of Rugby, says his earth-based works awaken a "devil spirit" through destructive methods.

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Laughing Holes and Slaptalk: Ten things to see at this year's Sick! Festival

From the changing face of porn to a homage to artist Frida Kahlo, this year's festival is about to begin in Brighton and Manchester. Here are a few of the oddities to enjoy.

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Dozens of scientists conserve Britain's oldest brain from face-down skull in Iron Age pit

A quantity of bright yellow spongy material caught archaeologists by surprise in York in 2009, giving a team of 34 specialists the chance to conserve ancient brain tissue.

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Maggots, mortuaries, bullets and Jack the Ripper: Wellcome Collection opens Forensics exhibition

Marking the conclusion of the Wellcome's multi-million pound transformation, Forensics makes the stories of victims, the accused and professionals central, says Rachel Teskey.

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Brain fields, cocaine cravings and OCD: Public to be given inside story of scientists' latest experiments

Scientists working with art say that the magnetic fields in our brains change when we lie to our bosses, listen to crying babies or watch visual illusions.

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New species of extinct British marine reptile emerges from Doncaster Museum storeroom

A new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile which was alive during the time of the dinosaurs, has been identified from a fossil found on Dorset’s Jurassic coast.

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