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Bart’s Pathology Museum, England A university collection started in , this exclusive medical oddity exhibit is part of the Queen Mary, University of London. It’s open only for special soirees and events that fill up quickly. It’s even hosted a pop-up cake shop by Eat Your Heart Out bakers. The nearly 5, specimens include various objects pulled from human bodies over the last years — toothbrush in the esophagus, anyone? The oldest artifacts include bladder stones from the s. Other curios include a pound megacolon from a patient who died in , an 18th-century birthing chair and various tumors alongside forms of other disease.

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But fast forward a few years and you could find yourself stepping off in the Chinese capital in a mere two days. The prospect of the incredible journey came closer to reality yesterday with China’s ambitious plans to build a high-speed rail network to Europe. Enlarge Under the scheme, British passengers would be able to depart from King’s Cross in London and, using the Channel Tunnel, join a service to the Chinese capital.

Life on the slower, glamorous Orient Express The new service will not be arriving in Britain just yet, but the Chinese are hopeful it could be here within ten to 15 years. China already has its own high-speed railway network, and is negotiating to extend this to up to 17 countries. Mr Wang said most of the countries already at the negotiating table are in south-east and central Asia. The talks involve a trade of resources for technology. Many of the countries are under-developed but mineral rich.

China has proposed three highspeed railway projects, although the specific routes have yet to be decided. Another could start in Urumqi in northern China and go through Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and possibly end in India. The third would start in China’s north-east and go north through Russia and then into Western Europe. Though the project may have a bumpy ride with security issues such as illegal migration, smuggling and visas, the ambitions of the world’s most populous country are rarely derailed.

And it boasts the world’s fastest train, the mph Harmony Express, which speeds miles between the cities of Wuhan and Guangzhou in three hours.

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Despite calls for the steam locomotive to remain in its home city of Newcastle after the Great Exhibition of the North , the Rocket will not get a permanent residence on Tyneside. But the famous piece of engineering will stay in the North for the next 10 years, it has been announced. And now it has been announced by the Science Museum that the Rocket will then appear at museums in the North over the next 10 years.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The dramatic moment a man is held down on the ground after people were allegedly hit by a car outside London’s Natural History Museum has been caught on camera. Shocked eyewitnesses described how the vehicle “drove into people” near the famous museum in the west of the capital, with paramedics seen treating victims in the street this afternoon.

A video shows a man being pinned down by three others, who hold his hands behind his back. It is unclear from the footage whether the people holding the man down are police or security officers. A man held down on the ground by three others Image: Twitter A man being held down Image: Twitter ‘Multiple’ people injured after car ‘ploughs into pedestrians outside London’s Natural History Museum’ Many members of the public are seen walking past the scene of the incident where it is believed a number of pedestrians have been injured – according to police.

Debris lies all over the concrete, with what appears to be part of the bumper of a car strewn nearby. Scotland Yard said a man had been detained at the scene in South Kensington. Police officers stand next to a person with a bandaged ankle near the Natural History Museum Image: Twitter People have been tweeting pictures of the scene Image: Twitter Eyewitnesses took to social media as the alleged smash unfolded shortly before 2. One wrote on Twitter: Twitter And a third, Gina Duggan, said:

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From behind his desk piled with books dedicated to historic pleasure grounds of London, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and Jancis Robinson’s Wine Grapes, he talks about the British Museum.

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Blog Radiocarbon Dating One of the most important questions asked about any ancient object is just how old it really is. There are a number of scientific techniques which can be used to date antiquities, but probably the best known and most frequently used is radiocarbon or 14C dating. Radiocarbon dating can only be applied to organisms that were once alive and is a means of determining how long ago they died.

Radiocarbon dating is possible because of the existence in nature of a tiny amount of 14C, or radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.

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Southwark Tavern Gastro pub, originally a debtors jail, on the edge of Borough Market. Notting Hill Arts Club Funky alternative club that is a smash with the locals. Drayton Arms Historic gastro pub, serving great ales and fresh food at reasonable prices. Queens Arms Hidden gem of a gastro pub, serving great ales and fresh food at reasonable prices.

Builders Arms Up market pub with good wine range and decent food. Washington Gastro pub, serving great ales and fresh food at reasonable prices. There are over 15, objects on display including objects from Apollo Science Museum Interactive galleries bringing science to life. With 32 capsule holding up to 25 people you can see some of the best views in London. From David Beckham to Shakespeare. Meeting influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty.

Big Ben Big Ben is the nickname of the clock tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, named after the great bell within the clock. Resident Reviews At LHA we really appreciate that you stayed with us and would love to know what you think of the place.

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Robots can save us time and effort, but also steal our jobs, our thought processes and — if you believe some commentators — our very will to survive as a species. Yet the that very word still has a sexy enough ring to ensure that this self-proclaimed blockbuster show at the Science Museum, promising the latest technology straight from the lab, will be one of the exhibitions of the year.

Tracing the development of robot technology over years, the show adopts a dispassionate, philosophical approach, focusing less on how robots work than the questions of why we need to make machines in our own image, and what that tells us about our desires and ambitions. Science Museum The first independently moving machine, however, the Cybernetic Tortoise, looks like a purely functional object, a sort of battery on wheels with a plastic bowl over the top. But it had an extraordinary response when first seen at the Festival of Britain in , responding to light and to the presence of other objects, and finding its way back to its recharging unit, entirely on its own impulses.

The sarcophagus, its occupants, and 40 years’ worth of London’s Roman burial finds are part of an exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands running until the end of October.

Woolsthorpe, England, 25 December ; d. London, England, 20 March mathematics, dynamics, celestial mechanics, astronomy, optics, natural philosophy. Isaac Newton was born a posthumous child, his father having been buried the preceding 6 October. Newton was descended from yeomen on both sides: He was born prematurely, and there was considerable concern for his survival. He later said that he could have fitted into a quart mug at birth.

His early education was in the dame schools at Skillington and Stoke, beginning perhaps when he was five. He was, however, uninterested in farm chores, and absent-minded and lackadaisical. He was admitted a member of Trinity College, Cambridge, on 5 June as a subsizar, and became scholar in and Bachelor of Arts in The rooms he occupied are not known for certain; and we have no knowledge as to the subject of his thesis for the B.

He himself did record what were no doubt unusual events in his undergraduate career: During this time he laid the foundations of his work in mathematics, optics, and astronomy or celestial mechanics.

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Science How Did Humans Develop? Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species By SciIll Staff posted Feb 12th, at But less than a century ago, anthropologists assumed that Eurasia was the birthplace of humanity. And scientists held onto that mistaken belief until one man took a stand that rewrote history.

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Days out for petrolheads in the UK Days out for petrolheads in the UK Every year in Britain there are a host of motorsport events that go beyond just race meetings, as well as plenty of car-themed attractions to visit. They range from exhibitions and festivals to museums and displays. Some are permanent while others take place for two or three days annually. Find each one located on the following Google map or scroll down for an alphabetical listing with further details.

Motorsport events and attractions in the UK View Motorsport events in the UK in a larger map Autosport International Held annually in January, this is basically a huge trade fair for the motorsport industry that throws open its doors to the public during its final weekend. Always good for a few F1 stars and other famous racing types, it features live racing events, special features — and enough cars to make you dizzy. It also features The Karting Show, which does pretty much what it says on the tin.

And now the The London Bus Museum is open too. Check out its website here Cholmondeley Pageant of Power This three-day celebration of historic and contemporary speed and power on land, sea and air aims to bring a top-quality automotive event to the north-west of England. Visitors can enjoy the action on a three-mile track in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle where more than cars and bikes spanning seven decades of motorsports were brought together to compete.

Also on offer are powerboating and jet ski demonstrations, air displays and flypasts as well as a wealth of historic and modern vehicles. Check out its website here Coventry Transport Museum This museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting products from Coventry — especially from nearly companies making cycles, motorcars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles. If you are visiting to view a particular exhibit the museum advises phoning in advance to check it is on display.

Check out its website here The Donington Grand Prix Exhibition Based at the Donington Park motor racing circuit, this is the collection of grand prix cars lovingly built up by the late Tom Wheatcroft, the largest of its kind in the world.

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