Science & Nature

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National Museum of Computing enlists sound artist Matt Parker to create sound archive of computing

A permanent sound archive of the restored and recreated working machines at the Museum of Computing is being created by sound artist Matt Parker.

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Culture24's top ten Science and Nature stories of 2014

Charles Darwin's notebooks, Patrick Moore's BBC scripts and David Livingstone's African beetles were a few of the big science stories covered by Culture24 this year. From Russian mammoths to dinosaurs, take a look back here.

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Personal hygiene goods and clothes causing "alarming" sea contamination, say scientists

A Natural History Museum project suggests that around four billion microscopic plastic fibres litter each square kilometre of the global deep sea environment.

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Rediscovered eco diaries shed new light on one of the world's most studied woods

Rediscovered diaries and photographs of ecological pioneer Charles Elton are providing a unique insight into the changing face of an Oxfordshire woodland.

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Filth and porcupines: The Wellcome Collection's Institute of Sexology

Marie Stopes' Married Love - a book which caused controversy almost a century ago - and Sigmund Freud's views on homosexuality are among the stand-outs at the Wellcome's major new display.

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Science Museum to care for "precious" Sir Patrick Moore archive collected at astronomy great's home

Dr Brian May says the Science Museum's agreement to care for Sir Patrick Moore's archive - including objects from his lifetime on BBC television - will protect a "national treasure".

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Museum of Science and Industry celebrates £3 million investment in new gallery space

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £3 million to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Ancient hypnosis techniques which spawned Freud's couch revealed in madness, murder and mental healing

The case of Anna O, the "brilliant and fragile" woman cured by the hypnosis tricks Freud would abandon, is one of the tales told in a new set of stories launched by the Wellcome.

Archaeologists use ancient teeth to find evidence that humans drank milk 5,000 years ago

Experts in York have carried out "exciting" tests to find out when and why people drank milk thousands of years ago, admitting the discovery of whey protein on human dental calculus seemed "too good......

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Bones used in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey to go on show at cinema

After hearing rumours that an Asian elephant had celebrity status, curators at the Museum of Zoology discovered it was part of the 1968 film. Now the bones are going on show.

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Grant Museum launches public appeal to save the rarest skeleton in the world

Endangered gorillas, Siamese crocodiles, Javan rhinos, baby orang-utans and Ganges river dolphin skeletons are among the much-loved specimens the London museum is hoping to preserve for visitors and......

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Birth, growth, decay and death in outer space: Scientists celebrate satellite's 10th birthday

Scientists in Leicester have spent ten years being woken up or interrupted by Swift, a satellite which hurtles around the Earth monitoring explosive cosmic events. But its best discoveries could be......

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