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Fancy seeing what Britain was like in the old days? Head to the Natural History Museum for “Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story,” from 13th February ( Revisiting the era when mammoths roamed the land, artefacts include a skull from Britain’s earliest known Neanderthal and the world’s oldest wooden spear. The life-size waxwork of a Neanderthal should raise a monobrow.

Flu experts meet in Geneva in February to decide which strains of influenza should make it into the next winter vaccine. The meeting will also discuss modifying the pandemic flu vaccine, to take account of the latest changes…

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