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Culture24's top ten Science and Nature stories of 2014

Charles Darwin's notebooks, Patrick Moore's BBC scripts and David Livingstone's African beetles were a few of the big science stories covered by Culture24 this year. From Russian mammoths to dinosaurs, take a look back here.

Ancient hypnosis techniques which spawned Freud's couch revealed in madness, murder and mental healing

The case of Anna O, the "brilliant and fragile" woman cured by the hypnosis tricks Freud would abandon, is one of the tales told in a new set of stories launched by the Wellcome.

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Container full of brains brings science art to Blackpool Illuminations

Artist Jo Berry has developed a new artwork, Brain Container, featuring a series of rotating brains in cast acrylic rotating discs for the Blackpool Illuminations.

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Florence Nightingale's letters published online in transatlantic web project

The handwritten letters of Florence Nightingale have been digitised in a new project between British collections and the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

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Eyeballs, snow goggles, Maori masks and Antarctic chests: Five from the Wellcome

Phantom limb syndrome, foot binding and phrenology are part of new show An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition at the Wellcome. Here are five star exhibits.

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Wellcome Library makes more than 100,000 images freely available in huge online gift

From Goya and van Gogh to an early prescription from Egypt and a 14th century horoscope, the Wellcome has released a vast collection of exhibits online.

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Head casts of notorious criminals and great thinkers go on show in Manchester

It may now be a discredited science, but the 19th century peak of phrenology is making a return in a Christmas show with a curious cranial twist in Manchester.

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Review: Foreign Bodies, Common Ground at London's Wellcome Collection

Labcoats dripping with bling, photos studios from Kenya and vacuum-packed pig faces in an exhibition of works from six countries the Wellcome backs research in.

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Bodleian Library celebrates the University of Oxford's influence on medical science

From the first description of a cell in the 17th century to recently developed self-adjustable glasses, a new exhibition charts the history of medical science at Oxford.

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Artist's Statement: Helen Wilson-Roe on Henrietta Lacks' story at the Science Museum

Having created a 3D work based on a heartbreaking tale, the artist explains why a trip to meet a family in America resulted in "a different way" of producing her work.

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