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a photo of a collection of fossilised bones

Student palaeontologist stumbles upon missing fossil foot of 'Welsh Dragon' dinosaur

A palaeontology student at Portsmouth University has located the missing fossilised foot of a Jurassic dinosaur recently displayed by National Museum Cardiff.

A photo of the grey and white fossil head of the prehistoric Eusthenopteron fish

Prehistoric fish from 385 million years ago provides “missing link” between fish and land-dwellers, say scientists

The skull of a prehistoric fish from 385 million years ago could contain the “missing link” between fish and land-dwelling vertebrate animals.

A photo of a large close-up tiger at Manchester Museum

Object of the Week: Maude, the pride of Manchester and the first museum tigon for 100 years

Maude was the most famous animal in Manchester's Belle Vue Zoo during the 1940s, seen by visitors from all over the country. When she died in 1949, her skin was given to the Manchester Museum.

A photo of a curator looking at an object inside National Museums Scotland's National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh

Tiny beetle and huge sperm whale skull star in new National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh

The new three-storey National Museums Collection Centre is the home of nearly ten million objects in Scotland. Take a look inside here.

A photo of a hoverfly in the UK as seen by the Royal Society of Biology

Top ten British garden insects: Ecologists ask the public to choose their favourite British bugs

Ecologists from the Royal Society of Biology have picked ten of their favourite UK insect species and asked the public to choose theirs. Which ones would get your vote?

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.

A close up photo of a light brown fossil within a rock

Forgotten fossils from 190 million years ago refound in Bath collection of indomitable 19th century geologist

Read about a set of remarkably preserved fossils, rediscovered in Bath after almost two centuries, and the life of Charles Moore - the Victorian geologist behind them.

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.

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