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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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520 million-year-old swivel-eyed predator carried earliest cardiovascular system, say experts

A fossil found in China, related to modern insects, spiders, lobsters and millipedes, has one of the earliest blood vessel systems in a living animal, say Natural History Museum scientists.

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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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Flash, quicksilver and shades of grey: Facts you may not know from the Elements show

From the Cadmium compounds that kill to the mercurial myth of modern thermometers, here are a few facts you might not know courtesy of the Ulster Museum's new show.

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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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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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