Science Art

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Science artist to build giant phone charger powered by 800 pieces of fruit and vegetable

Caleb Charland plans to make a huge organic charger with 800 pieces of fruit and vegetables in a work set to be unveiled in London’s Westfield shopping centre.

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In Pictures: Jellyfish take over derelict buildings and snakes come alive in Liverpool

Duo Walter Hugo and Zoniel fill a Toxteth building with tanks of jellyfish, while the World Museum prepares to host boa constrictors and royal pythons later this year.

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Bernie Krause explores animalistic origins of music in sound installation at the Horniman

The musician's soundscapes take the listeners back to the origins of sound, showing how our ancestors discovered melody and rhythm by mimicking the fauna.

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Making Colour: Micro-positioning easel gives scientists and public unprecedented detail

A state-of-the-art easel is literally shedding new light on the ingenious materials used over the centuries to create artists’ paint pigments at the National gallery.

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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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MOSI launches "highly addictive" musical game that aids research into Alzheimer's

The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.

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Digital artist transforms fish bones into cosmic bodies and phantom creatures at The Grant

A new art exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology explores the relationship between nature and its representations through the digital manipulation of fish bone.

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Leading artists add humour and wonder to warning signs in Disappearing Nature

Jeremy Deller follows the African Eagle Owl, Marcus Coates lies in a hole and Zana Briski portrays the Mountain Gorilla of Rwanda in an environmentally-friendly London show.

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Science Museum summer exhibition looks like being pure rubbish

Artist Joshua Sofaer, who previously created a human scavenger hunt at Tate Modern, will assemble The Rubbish Collection from the Science Museum's waste this summer.

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Radioactivity, rocket-nozzles and lethal cosmetics in the Ulster Museum's Elements

The Ulster Museum's new semi-permanent show, From Actinium to Zirconium, reveals "everything around you" and much invisible matter, says curator Dr Mike Simms.

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Bubbly Maths wizards attempt largest Balloon Pyramid to raise funds for African learners

An enthusiastic team of Mathematicians and balloon artists are planning to take the mathematical world by storm next week, creating the world's largest balloon pyramid.

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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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Bio-artist Anna Dumitriu's Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis

Making tactile art with bacteria, Anna Dumitriu's latest exhibition, coinciding with World Tuberculosis Day, includes a lung-collapsing machine and "killed" strains of TB.

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Sex, maths, monogamy and a laugh from the labs at the Cambridge Science Festival

New Art Club, Robin Ince, Rosie Wilby and stand-up researchers provide the laughs as the Cambridge Science Festival fits plenty of comedy into its packed programme.

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21st century heads of Charles Darwin fill busts with ant colonies and DNA data

When a bust of Charles Darwin moved to the Grant Museum of Zoology's new home in 2011, it left an empty plinth. A head-sculpting competition will redress the balance.

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