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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From South Africa and Vietnam to Malawi and Cambridge, the Wellcome's new exhibition explores scientific forays in six countries, as seen by artists in residence.
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.
Neuroscientists from the University of Manchester are inviting the public to carry out dissections on more than 70 porcine brains at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Ultraviolet, infrared, time lapse, high speed and microscopic techniques all prevail in an exhibition of incredible images created to inform science.
Hotly-tipped musical comedians We are Goose will pay tribute to their hero, the 18th century collector John Hunter, in a one-off show at London's Hunterian Museum.
Touring to Manchester, which curator Marius Kwint says has "long been at the forefront" of all things brain-related, a Wellcome display is a cranial treat.
Armed with a paper "character", visitors to the Science Museum in London this weekend will be able to get tips on living a better life from some of the experts.
Curated from across University College London's four museums, a display of surgical curiosities and ancient artefacts ponders all things alien and inorganic to our bodies.