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Science artist to build giant phone charger powered by 800 pieces of fruit and vegetable

Caleb Charland plans to make a huge organic charger with 800 pieces of fruit and vegetables in a work set to be unveiled in London’s Westfield shopping centre.

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In Pictures: Jellyfish take over derelict buildings and snakes come alive in Liverpool

Duo Walter Hugo and Zoniel fill a Toxteth building with tanks of jellyfish, while the World Museum prepares to host boa constrictors and royal pythons later this year.

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Bernie Krause explores animalistic origins of music in sound installation at the Horniman

The musician's soundscapes take the listeners back to the origins of sound, showing how our ancestors discovered melody and rhythm by mimicking the fauna.

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Making Colour: Micro-positioning easel gives scientists and public unprecedented detail

A state-of-the-art easel is literally shedding new light on the ingenious materials used over the centuries to create artists’ paint pigments at the National gallery.

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Lost EDSAC diagrams reveal secrets of early computers at National Museum of Computing

Ahead of the reconstruction of the world's first general purpose computer, early diagrams of a computer have been found at the National Museum of Computing.

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Eyeballs, snow goggles, Maori masks and Antarctic chests: Five from the Wellcome

Phantom limb syndrome, foot binding and phrenology are part of new show An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition at the Wellcome. Here are five star exhibits.

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In Pictures: Natural History Museum to open Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea show

See some of the panoramic views which will be on show when the Natural History Museum opens its exhibition of more than 200 coral specimens next year.

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Like sitting under a tree: Coffey Architects' plans for Science Museum Research Centre

Coffey architects have a radical plan to create an oasis of calm and quiet study for the new Science Museum Research Centre, which is due to open in London in 2015.

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MOSI launches "highly addictive" musical game that aids research into Alzheimer's

The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.

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Fossil bones of dinosaur Iggy the Iguanodon go back on display at Maidstone Museum

Iggy the Iguanodon, whose Victorian discovery enabled palaeontologists to figure out the anatomy of a mighty dinosaur, has gone back on display in the county where he was first discovered.

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Mental Health Museum reopens asylum collection at NHS home in Wakefield

Forty years after originally opening, artefacts from the West Riding Lunatic Asylum have gone back on display at the Fieldhead site in Yorkshire.

Alex Hartley inspires county for Museums at Night with Great Warwickshire Show and Tell

Dozens of stallholders united as part of Market Hall Museum's uplifting masterplan in Warwick - dancing binmen, rock-revering geologists and hedgehog lovers among them.

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BBC lines up Will Gompertz Saturday night TV documentary for Museums at Night festival

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz is to present a major TV documentary covering the Museums at Night festival, airing on BBC Two this Saturday night, May 17, at 7pm.

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Leading artists add humour and wonder to warning signs in Disappearing Nature

Jeremy Deller follows the African Eagle Owl, Marcus Coates lies in a hole and Zana Briski portrays the Mountain Gorilla of Rwanda in an environmentally-friendly London show.

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COMPETITION: Win a copy of Finding Longitude

To celebrate the National Maritime Museum's new exhibition about the quest for Longitude and navigation, we have three copies of the sumptuous new accompanying book, Finding Longitude, to give away.

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