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Record-breaking annelid 'murdered in the name of science'

U.K.'s Natural History Museum is under attack from the Twitterati, with demands for "Justice for Dave," a prodigious earthworm that has allegedly been murdered in the name of science.

Op-Ed: Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, London Special

London - The Natural History Museum in London boasts an impressive collection of dinosaur remains. These have been collected together in a special exhibition.

Chainsaw used to hack tusks from Paris museum’s elephant exhibit

Paris - Police in Paris last night arrested a 20 year old man after an attempt was made to steal the ivory from an elephant on display at the French capital’s Museum of Natural History by cutting of the tusks from the exhibit with a chainsaw.

Nefertiti, the first 'space spider' to survive flight, dies

Washington - The Smithsonian Natural History Museum announced the death of the world's first "spidernaut". "Neffi", a jumping spider, had been the first spider to travel in space and survive the trip.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Museum makes history by planting gardens in the parking lot

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Natural History Museum had once paved over a piece of natural paradise, er, agricultural fair grounds, putting in a parking lot. Now the Museum is saying goodbye to all that.

Vegetarians might want to think twice before eating tomatoes

It is difficult to not find a way that humankind uses plants. Think of all we derive from plants: food, medicines, clothing, paper products, furniture, homes, fuel for heat and cooking ... then there are the aesthetic benefits of plants.

Rediscovered - a hand axe that challenged Creationism in 1859

A flint axe that challenged creationist history six months before The Origin of Species was published has been tracked down in the stores of the Natural History Museum in London, UK. It had been missing for 150 years.
 

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Dinosaurs hatching from eggs. The word dinosaur means  terrible lizard .
Dinosaurs hatching from eggs. The word dinosaur means "terrible lizard".
Stegosaurus   a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.
Stegosaurus, a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.
Allosaurus  a dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
Allosaurus, a dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
An artist s depiction of dinosaurs wandering the planet.
An artist's depiction of dinosaurs wandering the planet.
A collection of smaller dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
A collection of smaller dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
The shot was taken at the centre of the Bedfordshire
The shot was taken at the centre of the Bedfordshire
Owen Hearn
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
The Natural History Museum opened in London in 1881.
The Natural History Museum opened in London in 1881.
Ross Sea  Antarctica: Penguins charging upwards
Ross Sea, Antarctica: Penguins charging upwards
Paul Nicklen
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
The fire tore through the building that housed scores of plants and animal exhibits  including a 160...
The fire tore through the building that housed scores of plants and animal exhibits, including a 160-million-year-old dinosaur fossil.
News World India
Passenger pigeon in flight.  Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin...
Passenger pigeon in flight. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 March 18, 2013
Jim, the Photographer from Springfield PA, United States of America

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