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When Suzanne first heard she had a place on the plinth, she wanted to use it taking photographs of those around her in Trafalgar Square.

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The foremost sensory parts of our body.

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Hover over to change the course and spell out a word.

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Click and drag to connect two nodes and grow offspring.

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Find out how similar you are to a range of living things.

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Hover and click the various elements.

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In this fast-paced strategy game you must defend your crops from ants.

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Images from the collection of Edward Adamson, a pioneer of British art therapy.

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Both pure and applied, the foundation of science is experimentation.

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Drug development is a rational, scientific endeavour. But many drugs have been identified by sheer fluke.

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Are living organisms a suitable way to make new pharmaceuticals?

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Pain has been the target of medications for centuries, yet it remains difficult to treat.

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Small-chemical drugs will be the principal pharmaceutical tools for the foreseeable future.

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Pills are supposed to be for the sick. But some are being used by perfectly healthy people.

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Attitudes to ageing tend to be negative. Older people tend not to be valued highly, more often seen as a burden rather than an asset.

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Jelena Bekvalac and Bill White from the Museum of London Centre for Bioarchaeology describe the process of examining bones.

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Do we respect, fear or embrace old age?

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Photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta talk about their experiences of meeting and photographing terminally ill patients.

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The only certainties in life, said Benjamin Franklin, are death and taxes. Don't expect either to disappear anytime soon.

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