Well-preserved bones of the extinct flightless dodo bird have been found.
Colony of leafcutter ants at the Museum has lost its queen.
Free events exploring the science behind Christmas.
New fossil evidence dates northern Europeans to 680,000 years ago.
Fossilised track of a giant water scorpion that lived 330 million years ago has been found in Scotland.
New research links feet of Archaeopteryx to the therapod dinosaurs.
The Natural History Museum is awarded at the Visit London Awards 2005.
New skulls update Our Place in Evolution gallery at the Natural History Museum.
Museum's new online shop offers a wider variety of nature-themed gifts this Christmas.
The Natural History Museum opens its first ever outdoor ice rink.
Many of the Meinertzhagen collection of 20,000 bird specimens are frauds.
A campaign begins to raise money to build the David Attenborough Studio.
Norman Ingram Hendey donates diatom collection to the Museum.
Museum website is nominated for a British Interactive Media Association award.
Museum opens its doors after hours for exhibitions, food, music and more.
Research reveals medieval lions living at the Tower.
Winners of the prestigious wildlife photography award are announced.
A new worm species is discovered in the North Sea.
Join Professor Bill McGuire in the Annual Science Lecture.
Dinosaurs such as Velociraptor weren't as vicious as previously thought.
New research strengthens the theory Homo floresiensis was a different species from modern humans.
Scientists have discovered two new species of wild tomato from Peru.
Diverse City Season, a programme of free events celebrating cultural diversity, has begun.
Highly commended images are unveiled from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005.
2005 has been the best year for barn owls in 20 years of monitoring.
Cursed black diamond goes on display for first time in UK.
The hunt has begun for Britain’s remaining unrecorded mature elm trees.
A group of mole crickets, one of the UK’s rarest species, is discovered in Oxfordshire.
A specimen of the world's largest species of centipede is found in Islington. Watch a video clip and discover more about this highly venomous creature.
The Natural History Museum celebrates the anniversary of Waterhouse, the designer of the museum building.
A vision for a digital automated identification system is launched.
28 million insects and spiders are on the move.
One of the fathers of ecology, Gilbert White transformed the way we look at the natural world.
Fossil record patterns of diversity may not be due to a 'boom and bust'.
Ichthyosaur fossil unearthed from a quarry in Barrington is donated to the Museum.
Scientists have used robotics to predict how our early relative walked.
New book Fossil Invertebrates is a window into our ancient Earth.
Museum helps to win award for UK pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Japan.
Earliest evidence of human occupation in the Americas may be found in footprint fossils.
Indian gem, the Koh-i-Noor, is recreated in its original design for exhibition.
Pilot conservation project begins on the Blaschka Glass Models.
A study of growth rings in fossilised moa leg bones show they were very slow to grow up.
Watch spring come to life with the Museum’s Naturecams.
The twentieth annual conference of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 12 -18 June.
Scientists replicate wildflower survey to repeat Darwin’s studies of 150 years ago.
The fossil of a short-necked sauropod dinosaur has been discovered in Patagonia, Argentina.
Museum website has major restructure and redesign.
A Millennium Star diamond takes centre stage in the world’s biggest diamonds exhibition.
Chris Stringer and Peter Andrew's new book takes you on a 20-million-year journey through human evolution.
Over 200 years ago the Natural History Museum received the first ever specimen of a platypus.
A team of scientists in southeast Asia have discovered a new species of rodent - the Kha-nyou.
The Museum prepares for the arrival of the world's largest-ever gathering of diamonds.
Richard Fortey book The Earth is shortlisted for Aventis Prize.
Thousands of budding fossil hunters visited Lyme Regis for two days of activities.
A fossilised dinosaur with two complete eggs has been unearthed in China.
New research of the ‘Toumai’ skull discovered in Chad suggests it was closer to humans than to apes.
Study reveals extinct marsupial lion may have had the strongest bite among mammals.
Scientists have extracted what looks like blood vessels and intact cells from a 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex.
Museum wins contract to design the UK pavilion my-earth at Expo 2005 in Japan.
T. rex makes a dramatic return to the Natural History Museum.
A UK survey for the world's most invasive ladybird.
New report, Out of the Blue, reveals increasing porpoise strandings on the UK shores.
The search for entries for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005 comes to an end on 4 April 2005.
Skull scan evidence supports the theory of new Homo floresiensis species.
The Museum's Ancient Egyptian animal mummies are used to investigate domestication of cats and cattle.
Kisbish fossils are re-dated and re-established as oldest modern human fossils known.
Experts reconstruct a Neanderthal skeleton for the first time.
First steps are taken to genetically barcode all life on Earth.
Experts meet in Exeter to discuss the impacts of climate change.
Evidence found in Kent suggests two different kinds of early humans living in Britain.
Huygens seven year journey to Saturn's moon Titan ends.
A new species of mammal, large enough to feed on young dinosaurs, has been discovered in northern China.
Our Ecology Gallery and new shop have been updated with a new look as the Museum updates its brand.