Humankind's volatile relationship with whales and dolphins is explored in a new Natural History Museum book, Troubled Waters.
Our solar system may have been created in a huge mixing process much bigger than previously imagined.
Scientists have conserved and made skeleton casts of the one-metre-tall human species.
The top three contenders for Britain's Greatest Living Icon are announced.
Millions of extra people have visited museums since entry became free five years ago.
Scientists have identified material from before the creation of our solar system.
The government launches its manifesto for teaching outside the classroom.
A man ends up in hospital after being bitten by what was thought to be a false widow spider.
Professor Nick White, a leading authority on tropical diseases, separates the facts from the frenzy in tonights Annual Science Lecture.
The Natural History Museum's Board of Trustees has decided to return human remains.
Scientists have revealed part of the genetic code of Neanderthals.
A world-class collection of 296 naturally coloured diamonds is on display at the Natural History Museum.
This week the Invertebrate Link conference looks at ways to recruit new bug experts.
Diverse City Season explores the amazing variety of cultures and ethnic diversity in UK cities.
Sir David Attenborough gives an inspirational interview at the Natural History Museum.
Tonight is the first night of After Hours at the Natural History Museum.
A new book, Whale Watcher, is a global guide to watching whales.
The winners of the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife photographic competition, have been announced.
Guy the gorilla, the famous captive gorilla who lived in London Zoo, settles in to new home in Sheffield.
A new book by Chris Stringer, Homo britannicus, tells the story of human occupation in Britain.
A new subspecies of bird has been discovered in a remote mountain range in northern Columbia.
Nature Live, a free daily programme of talks with scientists, returns to the Natural History Museum.
Second phase of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project has gained funding.
Seven images have been highly commended in this year's Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.
Scientists have re-examined fossils of a dinosaur and found that it wasn't a cannibal after all.
A three-million-year-old skeleton of a three-year-old child is discovered.
Evidence that Neanderthals lived in southern Europe more recently is found.
Ancient humans have tried to settle in Britain many times over the last 700,000 years.
Whale stranded in the River Thames is added to Museum reference collection.
Stunning photographs of London's birds are on display in Birds of Barnes exhibition.
Europe's first mission to the moon, SMART-1, is nearing the end of its successful 3-year mission.
Meteorite experts are honoured for their work by having asteroids named after them.
A new scanning technique reveals previously unseen structures in fossilised embryos.
Two rare species of orchid have interbred and produced a hybrid, the first time this has been recorded in the UK.
Come face to face with some of the deadliest plants, minerals and animals.
A wildflower survey originally conducted by Charles Darwin shows changing landscape.
A shoal of ocean sunfish is spotted off the Cornwall coast.
The kangaroo apple, more suited to hotter climates, makes its home in London, UK.
A natural predator helps fight an invasion of whiteflies.
Unearth parts of an Iguanadon or a Neovenator in the Museum's new Dino Dig.
Young people debate the issues at the Student Summit 2006: Climate Change 11-14 July
First official British record of a Magnificent Frigatebird joins the Natural History Museum.
An unusual surface structure on the eggs of the pike-head fish reveals its closest relation.
Dino Jaws opens its doors into an amazing world of dinosaurs and the food they ate.
Well-preserved bones of the extinct flightless dodo bird are uncovered in Mauritius.
Beads at the Natural History Museum have been dated to 100,000 years ago.
A report reveals hundreds of British beetles under threat of extinction.
This week is National Insect Week. Find out about the events and activities happening around the UK.
Children's programme Blue Peter broadcast an episode from the Natural History Museum.
Agates: Treasures of the Earth is the first popular guide to these beautiful gemstones.
World's largest collection of works by and about Charles Darwin has been bought.
A crystal-encrusted whale skeleton is unveiled for The Ship: The Art of Climate Change.
A new study suggests Homo floresiensis was clever enough to use tools.
A monument is unveiled to commemorate Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
17-28 May is national Be Nice to Nettles Week and Saturday 27 May is the Museum's Nettle Day.
Barcode of Life - the British Flora project is launched and aims to barcode all British plants.
A new study supports the idea that Homo floresiensis was a modern human with a brain disease.
Dos exhibition explores the origins of domestic dogs and their relationship with us.
Museum wins Independent award for UK's favourite museum, gallery or heritage attraction.
Experience the Antarctic from your desktop with the Natural History Museum’s new Antarctic heritage and conservation website.
The queen of the Natural History Museum's ant colony is alive and well.
Cockroach Studies, a new journal devoted entirely to the study of cockroaches, has been launched.
Natural History Museum uses borehole to water lawn.
Will a landslide in Charmouth reveal fossils at Deep Time in Lyme?
Members of the public are asked to record bluebell sightings in an online survey.
Ten lifelike animatronic dinosaurs have arrived at the Natural History Museum ready for Dino Jaws.
UKTV celebrate the eightieth birthday of one of television's most iconic presenters.
Young amphibians discovered eating mother's skin.
New Museum book has tips for natural history photographers.
A 375-million-year-old crocodile-like fossil is a missing link between fish and land animals.
A new genus of diatom that includes 14 species is discovered in Lake Baikal, Russia.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005 closes on 23 April showcasing 84 thrilling wildlife shots.
Natural History Museum receives grant to produce carbon reduction masterplan.
Royal Mail launch set of stamps featuring five Ice Age beasts.
A fatal facial cancer is decimating the Tasmanian devil population.
Iridescent colours in nature can be detected in fossils of extinct animals.
New species of rodent is surviving member of an extinct family of rodents.
World's largest wildlife photography competition now accepts digital submissions.
Items found shed light on work practices of eighteenth century scientist Carl Linnaeus.
A giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is put on display in the Museum's Darwin Centre. Please note viewing is by arranged tour only.
Charles Darwin's Down House and the surrounding areas are nominated.
Century-old mystery of peculiar tail of the ocean sunfish is resolved.
Cosmic dust samples from NASA's Stardust spacecraft are brought to the UK for research.
NASA crack open Nakhla meteorite revealing carbon material.
Alfred Russel Wallace collection of insects donated to Museum.
The oldest specimen of a tyrannosaur is unearthed in China.
Is the 7.9mm Paedocypris fish really the smallest in the world?
Fish skull structures, most likely used for breathing, show early stages of ear evolution.
A fish is discovered living in acidic swamps in Sumatra only 7.9mm long.
Whale stranded in the River Thames will be added to Museum collection.
Museum identifies the type of fur used to make Celebrity Big Brother Pete Burns coat.
International trade in products of the sturgeon are banned by CITES.
A second team of scientists date mexican 'footprints' to a much later period.
The call for entries to the world's largest wildlife photography competition begins.