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World's most dangerous toy goes on display at Ulster Museum

A children’s atomic energy science set - once described as the world’s most dangerous toy - has gone on display in the Elements exhibition at Ulster Museum.

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Science festival announces stratospheric climate change solutions and survey of British sexual behaviour

More boys were born before the wars and a volcanic emulation in the stratosphere could reduce CO2 emissions, according to experts at this year's University of Cambridge Science Festival.

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National Museum of Computing enlists sound artist Matt Parker to create sound archive of computing

A permanent sound archive of the restored and recreated working machines at the Museum of Computing is being created by sound artist Matt Parker.

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Museum of Science and Industry celebrates £3 million investment in new gallery space

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £3 million to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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Birth, growth, decay and death in outer space: Scientists celebrate satellite's 10th birthday

Scientists in Leicester have spent ten years being woken up or interrupted by Swift, a satellite which hurtles around the Earth monitoring explosive cosmic events. But its best discoveries could be......

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Charles Darwin notebooks from first attempt at theory of evolution released online

Researchers at Cambridge University Library say thousands of images from Charles Darwin's earliest works constitute a "surviving seedbed" of On the Origin of Species.

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Alan Turing's World War II codebreaking Bombe is best invention, says Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The machine which decoded 5,000 German messages a day during the Second World War has narrowly beaten Concorde in a poll of engineering experts and fans.

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