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Have you ever wondered what spiders could be scared of? Armed with one of the most painful stings on the planet, meet the tarantula hawk: the wasp that is a spider's worst nightmare:

#Venom: Killer and cure opens at the Museum on 10 No...

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There’s just one week to go until this year’s free Science Uncovered: Oceans event at the Museum, so here’s a #FossilFriday of an Upper Jurassic cephalopod from 160 million years ago that has been inspired by the animal in our poster for the event.

This Belemnotheutis antiquus specimen wa...

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For #WorldRhinoDay, a very early - and wonderful - depiction of an animal in the Rhinocerotidae family from our #NHM_Library collection. This woodcut was published in the late 1550s as part of Konrad Gesner’s Histoire Animalium (Volume 1 De Quadrupedibus Viviparius). The Histoire Animalium...

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Louis Renard's Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Vol 1 from 1754 is the earliest known work on fish to be produced in colour. In keeping with the film we shared yesterday about Justin Hofman’s #WPY53 photograph of a seahorse, our #ThrowbackThursday - Folio 11 from the volume in our #NHM_...

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#SciNews: How do you count the number of plants in the Amazon? Very, very carefully. Scientists now have a clear idea of the number of plant species that grow in the vast lowland rainforests of the Amazon.

An international team have painstakingly cross-checked data from botanical collec...

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A bit of beetle bling for #TaxonomyTuesday: at up to ca. 8 cm in length, Euchroma gigantea is the biggest of the Buprestidae.

The jewel beetles (aka metallic wood-boring beetles) is one of the larger families of Coleoptera. As well as the many species and genera of today, beetles f...

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Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate and the rare, bluish-green mineral can be found in aluminium-rich rocks. It is named after Variscia, the old name for Vogtland in Germany. If you are visiting this #MineralMonday, try and spot it in the new #HintzeHall.

The #WPY53 exhibition opens on 20 Oct 2017

The #WPY53 exhibition opens on 20 Oct 2017: From stories of conservation to hidden underwater worlds, Wildlife Photographer of the Year reveals the breathtaking diversity of nature in 100 award-winning photos taken by the world's best wildlife photographers.

#WPY53 opens Fri 20 Oct,...

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#SensationalButterflies closes this Sun 17 Sep! Don't miss your chance to see lovely Lepidoptera from around the world. Wander among tropical foliage, spot camouflaged caterpillars and see hundreds of fluttering butterflies:
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MoMA PS1 is going back to college for this year's #BacktoSchoolPS1 benefit! Explore more than 20 artist projects organized by NYC collective DIS. The halls of PS1 will be filled with cosplay demonstrations, debates, a Student Union featuring beer pong and junk food, along with dueling comedy shows by Talk Hole and Ruby’s World. And of course, it wouldn’t be college without four theme parties including Fatherhood's foam party. Grab your tickets at

The Holy Face by Claude Mellan - British Museum 2017-09-22 18:30

The Holy Face by Claude Mellan: This amazing print was made using just a single line! It starts at the tip of Christ’s nose and spirals outward to build up the design, using varying widths to change the tone. It was made by French printmaker Claude Mellan in 1649. Most engravers created tone by using crosshatching, but in this instance Mellan has avoided this technique completely to showcase his technical brilliance. Discover the power of prints and the business of printmaking in Europe between 1400 and 1850 in our new free exhibition:

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Happy first day of fall! We're celebrating the autumnal equinox with this watercolor by Joseph Rubens Powell. What's the first thing you notice? The artist painted all four seasons in watercolor, adding specific details to indicate the time of year. Take a look at each one on our website: Joseph Rubens Powell, "Autumn," watercolor over graphite on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook