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Modern Titanics face greater iceberg peril, say experts on anniversary of ship sailing

New research shows that 1912 was a year of "raised but not exceptional" iceberg hazards, with the risk "likely to increase" in the future.

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50 million-year-old hungry caterpillar bites found by scientists in Manchester

Scientists have used an electromagnetic radiation technique 10 billion times brighter than the sun on a leaf fossil left by an epoch on the west of the US.

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Reindeer and the Northern Lights in Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia

See British photographer Bryan Alexander's spectacular photos of the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic.

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Picture Gallery: British Library launches first science exhibition with Beautiful Science

Early weather systems, Florence Nightingale visualisations and chimpanzees, dogs, opossums, platypuses and chickens in the British Library's first science spectacular.

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Science Museum to open maverick exhibition devoted to Professor James Lovelock

The Gaia hypothesiser will be revealed as a reluctant pupil with a youthful passion for museums in an exhibition, Unlocking Lovelock, opening at the Science Museum in April.

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Thousands pour through doors as Oxford University Museum of Natural History re-opens

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History welcomed thousands of visitors this weekend after reopening its doors following a £2 million roof restoration project.

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From cocoon to beautiful butterfly: Zoology Museum plans Wonders of Animal Kingdom

Launched on Charles Darwin's 205th birthday, a £3 million fundraising campaign aims to turn the Cambridge Museum of Zoology into a palace of the animal kingdom in 2016.

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Dodos, Lewis Carroll and Polly Morgan: Inside Warrington's Cabinet of Curiosities

A spectacular new gallery at the 19th century Warrington Museum features more than 80 colourful birds, a seal and a giant anteater. Manager Janice Hayes tells us more.

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Effusive eruptions at the Natural History Museum's Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery

Personal objects from earthquakes around the world, iron and nickel meteorites and a 3.8 billion-year-old rock will star in the Natural History Museum's newest gallery.

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Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums

An egg cracked by Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle Voyage of the 1830s is among the highlights of an unusual and quirky display of discovery at London's Two Temple Place.

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The Penguins of Grytviken get ready to dive into The Deep in Hull

Ten penguins will take over three levels of swimming and diving pools, nesting areas and beaches in Hull. The theme, say curators, is based around an abandoned Antarctic port.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History prepares to reopen after "long, dark year"

Live bugs and specimens will await visitors when the Museum of Natural History reopens following a 14-month, £2 million roof job.

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Curator freezes, tries hot yoga in shirt and tie ahead of Horniman Extremes exhibition

Ahead of a February exhibition which will challenge visitors to experience heat, cold, aridity, permanent darkness and lack of oxygen, curator Paolo Viscardi has been suffering.

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Ravens and research: Semiconductor and Chris Watson on Jerwood Open Forest

A Forestry Commission call to create works within the landscape has drawn up a shortlist of five proposals, including the Sheffield sound artist and Brighton pairing.

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Acorns were starch enemies of Prehistoric tooth care, say museum cave explorers

New findings by a Natural History Museum team investigating caves in Morocco suggest a starchy diet may have caused Prehistoric tooth decay.

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