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Humble fishing-bait worm stings like a bee

Humble fishing-bait worm stings like a bee

05 September, 2014

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Science and environment

Bloodworms, which are often used as fishing bait, have venom genes that correspond to toxins found in bee and wasp venom, according to a new study led by Natural History Museum scientists. Understanding the venom may help explain why bloodworm bites can sometimes cause severe allergic reactions.

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Be part of the Natural History Museum’s annual science extravaganza

Be part of the Natural History Museum’s annual science extravaganza

28 August, 2014

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Events and exhibitions
Science and environment

Science Uncovered, our free annual after-hours event, returns on Friday 26 September as part of European Researchers’ Night. The Natural History Museum throws open its doors to give you the chance to meet world-class scientists and visit rarely seen parts of the collections. Discover a side to the Museum you didn’t know existed, discuss the latest science with researchers and enjoy a drink in the Museum’s impressive Hintze Hall.

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Dating the last Neanderthals

Dating the last Neanderthals

20 August, 2014

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Museums
Science and environment

Comment from Professor Chris Stringer, Research Leader in Human Origins on Neanderthal disappearance paper in Nature.

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