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A photo of an artistic reinterpretation of the skull of king richard the third

Artist uses X-ray scans of King Richard III's skull to create a forensic record of his remains

Alexander de Cadenet has used X-rays of the skull of Richard III to create a series of vanitas artworks more than 500 years after the king's death.

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The UK National Poo Museum has opened on the Isle of Wight

The National Poo Museum has opened at Sandown on the Isle of Wight – and its trio of founders plan to take it on tour later in the year.

T-rex statue

A Culture24 top ten of the best dinosaur museums and collections in the UK

Find the best dinosaur museums and collections in the UK with this Culture24 guide to the top ten places for dinosaurs and fossils.

Photo of a necklace made from a meteorite

The 4.5 billion-year-old space rock which can be yours to own: Artist puts fragment of Russian meteor on eBay

A necklace made from a fragment of the Chelyabinsk Russian meteor, which fell to earth in 2013, is being auctioned after forming part of a contemporary artwork Baetylus at Sunderland's Northern......

Photo of a slug impaled on a thorn

Object of the Week: "Slug on a thorn", the 120-year-old mollusc used to cure warts

Our object of the week comes from The Pitt River Museum, Oxford and is a 120-year-old slug used to cure warts

Picture of George IV stroking his giraffe

Curator's Choice: Dr Alexandra Loske on George IV and his cherished giraffe at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion

The Exotic Creatures exhibition At Brighton's Royal Pavilion gives an intriguing insight into early menageries and zoos. See George IV’s ‘liger’ painting for the first time and uncover the......

A photo of a dinosaur bone

A Dragon Robber with a missing foot: Brothers discover UK's oldest Jurassic dinosaur on Welsh beach

A dinosaur known as the Welsh Dragon that was found on a beach near Penarth has been reunited with one of its missing feet and named in honour of the fossil hunters who unearthed it.

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Object of the Week: A bust based on a cast of Isaac Newton's face made at his death

John Belchier, a surgeon of the Royal Society, said this bust, made in terracotta in 1731, "esteemed more like than anything extant of Sir Isaac".

Concrete Iguanodon monument

Crystal Palace dinosaur conservation work restores Iggy the Iguanodon to his former glory

A 160-year-old statue of Iggy the Iguanodon is one of more than 30 iconic life-sized dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures being repaired in Crystal Palace Park.

A photo of an ancient drawing of a figure on a piece of brown and yellow parchment

Shakespeare, Darwin, human dissection and oracle bones: Ten of Cambridge University's greatest treasures

Dissections, bones and a manikin as Cambridge University Library celebrates 600 years as one of the world's greatest literary institutions.

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Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of 17th century scientific genius John Dee

A new exhibition reveals Elizabeth I's court adviser as a complicated and determined man who shirked fame in favour of knowledge and alchemy. Sophie Beckwith explains more.

a photo of round disc of a planet partly shrouded in darkness, with swirls of grey, blue and brown across its surface

Stunning images of space from the Natural History Museum's Otherworlds exhibition

Embark on a stunning journey through space with Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, a new photographic exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

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