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A black and white photo of explorer James Wordie wearing glasses with a thick beard

Relatives of Shackleton explorer retrace Antarctic journey to fund digitisation of his diaries

Next week, a dozen relatives of James Wordie - the Chief Scientific Officer on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition in 1915 - will follow in his footsteps, raising money to digitise his diaries.

a photo of two museum mannequin recreation of a neanderthal and homo sapien

Natural History Museum to open new Human Evolution Gallery

The intertwined history of the human species will be explored and explained in a new human evolution gallery opening on December 18 at the Natural History Museum in London.

Exquisite 19th century sun prints illuminate the Horniman's Natural History Gallery

Artist Edward Chell, whose work features in the new exhibition at the Horniman museum, on early Cabinets of Curiosities, 19th century herbariums and present-day extinctions.

a photo of a corner of a book with a doodle of an Elizabethan galleon in the corner

A magical glimpse into the Tudor imagination: Lost library of John Dee to be revealed

An unmissable glimpse into the Tudor imagination is promised by the Royal College of Physicians who will be showing books from the extraordinary lost library of polymath, mathematician and magician......

A man by the sea holding a giant pencil.

National Trust unveils Ode to the Coast poem by punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke

In celebration of 50 years of its Neptune Coastline Campaign, The National Trust has launched a new poem for National Poetry Day, The Nation’s Ode to the Coast, written by famous ‘punk poet’ Dr ......

A big rock next to the coastline

Geosites Photography Competition winners announced

The winners of the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites Photography Competition have been revealed, showing images of outstanding beauty across Britain.

A photo of Jo Harrigan, the head gardener at Belsay Hall, sitting by a tree with a pink Katsura tree

Object of the Week: The Japanese Katsura tree in the quarry gardens of Northumberland's Belsay Hall

This unusual, yellow-to-copper tree comes from Japan and is just one of the many trees at Belsay Hall, in Northumberland, signalling the start of autumn in colourful style.

a painting of an cosmonaut doing a space walk

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age - space toilets, weightlessness and the cosmos in new Science Museum show

The Science Museum's new exhibition is testament to how, in less than 100 years, we have gone from dreaming about space to living in it, says Rachel Teskey.

A photo of a section of brown dinosaur bone found in Horsham

"Like an armadillo on steroids": Scientists announce unique dinosaur species at Sussex museum

A dinosaur whose fossils were found in a brick pit by a museum volunteer has been renamed in honour of the West Sussex town of Horsham.

A close up drawing of a fly's head

From the head of a fly to the teeth of a snail: Ten of Robert Hooke's Micrographia Diagrams

The wonderful illustrations from Robert Hooke's 1666 bestseller, Micrographia, have been released into the public domain by The National Library of Wales. Here are ten of our favourites.

a photo of a semi translucent and transparent jellyfish in a dark ocean

A first glimpse: Ten images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition

Wrestling komodo dragons, an ethereal octopus and a thirsty squirrel are among the creatures captured on camera by the finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.

A black and white photo of men standing in a mine at the UK's largest salt mine in Winsford, Cheshire

The vault beneath the UK's largest salt mine where thousands of earth cores from prehistoric London are stored

35 million years of London's geology is preserved 150 metres underground in a Cheshire salt mine. Take a look inside.

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