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William 'Strata' Smith geological map - Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge

"Enormous, iconic and beautiful": 200-year-old 'Magna Carta' of geological maps goes on show in Cambridge

The ‘Magna Carta’ of geological maps has gone on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 200 years after it was first published.

"Dinner in the Iguanodon Model" at Crystal Palace printed in the Illustrated London News on January 7 1854, p.22

Museum revives 160-year-old dinosaur tune to showcase Iggy the iguanodon

A 160-year-old carousing song has been re-enacted into a wonderfully quirky bluegrass tune in honour of an iguanodon displayed at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu - ‘A Manual of Calligraphy and Painting from the Ten Bamboo Studio’ from Cambridge Digital Library

Let's get digital: Cambridge releases divine oracle bones, prints worth millions and "beheading" banknote online

A collection of Chinese treasures, including oracle bones’ used for divination, have been made freely available online by the Cambridge Digital Library.

Quagga skeleton

Mystery of the missing bone: museum finds lost hind leg of South African zebra which is world's rarest skeleton

The mysterious disappearance of a bone from the world's rarest skeleton, the quagga, has been solved thanks at the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London.

Chris Rose sketches a jellyfish while underwater

"It'd be amazing to see a porpoise": Artist in spectacular North Sea plunge with seals and dolphins after winning award

Wildlife artist Chris Rose, the winner of the Undersea Art Award 2015, will spend the summer diving a stretch of the North Sea from Coquet to St Mary's.

A photograph of a moon

Natural History Museum curators eye New Horizon Pluto images for solar system exhibition

Hopes are high that New Horizon's images of Pluto will be downloaded in time to feature in a major Natural History Museum exhibition, opening in January celebrating our solar system.

A photo of a large ancient diesel engine inside a museum next to large open windows

Object of the Week: The 90-year-old Gardner 4T5 at the Anson Engine Museum in Cheshire

For our latest Object of the Week, we bring you one of the most revered engines at the much-loved museum in Poynton.

a botanical illustration of the chilli plant

A World Full of Spice: Kew Gardens' ten most important spices

As Kew Gardens' Summer Chilli Festival gets into full swing, we have worked with them to select the ten most important spices that changed the course of world - or at least culinary - history.

a photo of documents, notebooks and other ephemera

Culture Minister slaps export ban on John Logie Baird TV treasure trove

A treasure trove of materials relating to John Logie Baird’s first-ever transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the......

A photo of a fossil-like grey rock with crags against a black background

Species which invaded Brazil and Caribbean could threaten British wildlife, says National Museum Wales

Six types of bivalve, washed up from the south-east coast of the US, could out-compete natives such as scallops and the edible oyster.

a photo of five robots lined up in an office with a small football

National Football Museum gets technological upgrade as new exhibition opens with robots and gadgets galore

New exhibition at the National Football Museum brings together art, technology and sport to examine how they interact with each other.

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