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On a sabbatical to Peru, the creator of an Ice Age exhibition in Cumbria discusses tarantulas in toilets and the privilege of spending time with giant cicadas.
A pair of hairy, wizened models of two of the earliest types of man to roam Britain have been delivered - and then swiftly hidden from view - at the Natural History Museum.
A new type of wasp, found by an entomologist from the Natural History Museum on a trip to Borneo, has been named after natural selection co-discover Alfred Russel Wallace.
As the only British man on a group creative trip to the Arctic Circle, Chris Blade left his world of molten glass in Sunderland for “bearable” summer temperatures of -15°C.
A prehistoric exhibition will give visitors an exploration into evolution in Mammoths of the Ice Age at the National Museum of Scotland next January.
Find out about the "vampire's face" in a Dracula bug spotted in the Natural History Museum's wildlife garden, as well as a set of 520 million-year-old nerves.
What's it like to be a bird or a baby panda? You could find out if you follow our top ten from this year's packed Manchester Science Festival.
A public appeal to return a sand-filled sculpture of a crocodile to an Edinburgh pond has had a happy ending for curators and David Livingstone fans.
Managers of a public square in Edinburgh have informed police after a 12-foot sand-stuffed crocodile, supplied by the library, was stolen by thieves in an overnight raid.
Specialist conservators will spend weeks taking apart the skeleton of a giant whale, originally washed up on a Sussex beach in 1865, as the Museum of Zoology closes.
Photographer Sean Dooley and natural history curator Paolo Viscardi have indulged their sense of wonder for the new show at the Horniman. They tell us about arsenic and skulls.
Displayed 500 years after his death, the incredible accuracy of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings is compared to modern scientific scanning in a festival exhibition.
The British Science Festival takes place this month, but it's not all about six days in Newcastle. Ice wells and circles of fire also play their part in our picks for the month.
A new exhibition at the Great North Museum, Hancock is about to reveal some of the incredible images taken by scientists. We take a first look at metallic wasps and artificial jellyfish.
Ultraviolet, infrared, time lapse, high speed and microscopic techniques all prevail in an exhibition of incredible images created to inform science.