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Natural History Museum makes amends by sending Dippy the Diplodocus on a nationwide tour

After the shock of his departure from the NHM there are smiles all around the UK as Dippy the Diplodocus prepares to head out on a massive tour of the UK.

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Can museum taxidermy help primate conservation? Monkey Business conveys a serious message

A vast collection of new taxidermy specimens is to be revealed at National Museum Scotland in the most comprehensive exhibition on primates ever staged in the UK.

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond dives headlong into mental health at the Wellcome Collection

Are museums the right place for discussions about social issues, and should their exhibitions tackle them? Rachel Teskey takes a look at the Wellcome's new show, which starts with the 13th century Bethlem Royal Hospital.

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"It holds vast cosmic forces": Shuttle astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman shows up at Scottish town's science-art exhibition

Jeffrey Hoffman, the five-mission shuttle astronaut and savior of the Hubble Space Telescope, was a surprise visitor to the Merz Gallery, in Sanquhar, for its Landscape of Waves exhibition.

A photo of an early example of an artificial right leg, made for Erskine House between 1914 and 1918

This is the only surviving artificial leg made in Glasgow for a limbless First World War soldier

This is the only known surviving Erskine leg. It’s a right leg made for Erskine House - then known as a hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers - at some point between 1916 and 1918.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016: Twenty-seven images as the awards are announced

Chinese photographer Yu Jun has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers to win this year's overall prize at the Royal Observatory. Here are 27 of the chosen pictures.

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Object of the Week: Jeremy Bentham’s 184-year-old skin sitting in a box in London

The philosopher Jeremy Bentham could never be accused of hypocrisy. A firm rationalist, after his death in 1832, and according to his instructions, he was publicly dissected and displayed. This is......

A photo of a stuffed bengal tiger at the city museum in leeds

Object of the Week: The big 19th century Bengal tiger at the front of Leeds City Museum

The Leeds tiger was bought by wealthy Leeds industrialist William Gott in 1862. It was originally shot by a decorated soldier in the Himalayas 16 year earlier.

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