Deep-sea sediments are accumulating tiny fragments of plastic in surprisingly high concentrations, scientists have discovered.
A potential new blood test could catch early-stage breast cancer, replacing invasive biopsies.
Museum researchers are part of an international team that has won a prestigious engineering award for a new laser-based prospecting method.
Our newest dinosaur goes on permanent display in the Museum’s Earth Hall today, greeting visitors through the Exhibition Road entrance.
An autopsy of the best-preserved mammoth ever found has yielded flesh and blood, possibly paving the way for mammoth cloning.
Hyperspectral imaging allows us to read for the first time one of Alfred Russel Wallace's notebooks that was ruined in a shipwreck.
The world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeleton will go on display on 4 December.
Insects evolved at the same time as the earliest land plants around 480 million years ago and shaped Earth's early ecosystems.
Roman-era skulls show far less gum disease than modern Brits, due to the invention of smoking and the rise in diabetes.
A pride of lions and a scorpion in the Sun scoop the top prizes.
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