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Curator finds 150-year-old David Livingstone African beetles in box at Natural History Museum

A set of pinned beetles collected by the Victorian explorer during his infamous Zambezi River expedition will go on show to the public for one night only after being found during a routine collection check.

Basement Jaxx and Charles Darwin inspire 7 Bridges arts regeneration in south London

A party under a bridge at Loughborough Junction, in south London, will launch an explosion-inspired art project and World War I app this weekend.

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"Severe" Ice Age event could have killed off Neanderthals 39,000 years ago, say experts

Professor Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum, on new research revealing the rise and fall of Neanderthals and early modern humans thousands of years ago.

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Science Museum to open huge new gallery dedicated to history of communications

The Science Museum has revealed more details on its "reinvigorating" exhibition, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World, opening this October.

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Kangaroos, dingoes, Tahiti and Australia: Art and Science of Exploration at Queen’s House

From Tahiti to Australia, Royal Museums Greenwich's new show follows Captain James Cook's voyages between 1768 and 1780 through the eyes and easels of artists.

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Curator's Choice: Dr Merle Patchett on taxidermy and the 19th century bird plume boom

The University of Bristol's Dr Merle Patchett tells Culture24 about the technology that is bringing plumage trade history to life in a taxidermy installation.

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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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Lost EDSAC diagrams reveal secrets of early computers at National Museum of Computing

Ahead of the reconstruction of the world's first general purpose computer, early diagrams of a computer have been found at the National Museum of Computing.

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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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In Pictures: Natural History Museum to open Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea show

See some of the panoramic views which will be on show when the Natural History Museum opens its exhibition of more than 200 coral specimens next year.

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Like sitting under a tree: Coffey Architects' plans for Science Museum Research Centre

Coffey architects have a radical plan to create an oasis of calm and quiet study for the new Science Museum Research Centre, which is due to open in London in 2015.

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From Russia with love: Most complete woolly mammoth to go on public display

Found by a reindeer herder on a frozen Russian peninsula and still carrying remnants of its mother's milk in its stomach, a one-month-old mammoth is about to go on show.

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COMPETITION: Win a copy of Finding Longitude

To celebrate the National Maritime Museum's new exhibition about the quest for Longitude and navigation, we have three copies of the sumptuous new accompanying book, Finding Longitude, to give away.

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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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Dinosaur toe bone found in Doncaster to return home to Scarborough after 50 years

A metatarsal of a sauropod, spotted as a missing specimen in the collection at Doncaster Museum, is to return to the Rotunda collection for the first time since 1964.

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