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Burke's skeleton to human body parts: New app opens up University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Collections

We take a look at the grimly fascinating collection of the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Museum, where a new interactive app has been launched to open it up to people worldwide.

A photo of wildlife in Chernobyl at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Cameras capture Chernobyl's thriving wildlife 30 years after world's worst nuclear disaster

A two-day virtual reality event in Manchester is about to show what life looks like in Chernobyl - 30 years after Reactor 4 exploded.

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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.

A photo of Dr Charlotte Houldcroft in a white lab coat at Cambridge university's Division of Biological Anthropology

Herpes started in chimpanzees and Neanderthals swapped infections with early humans, say scientists

Neanderthals and modern humans could have caught genital herpes and stomach ulcer-causing bacteria from each other, say anthropologists who believe the infectious diseases were carried out of Africa......

A photo of a poo-based artefact from the museum of poo on the isle of wight, sandown

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.

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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.

A photo of the light brown Swanscombe skull, belonging to one of the earliest known Neanderthals in Britain

Object of the Week: One of the oldest female neanderthal skulls in Britain - blood vessel folds still visible

The woman whose skull this was could have been one of the first Neanderthals in Britain. You can still see impressions of folds and blood vessels from 400,000 years ago in it.

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".

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