Museum scientists have discovered that most modern-day beetle groups first appeared during the Jurassic period when dinosaurs were living.
A new butterfly species, found only in the high Andes of South America, has been discovered by a scientist at the Museum.
The evacuation of important Museum specimens during the Second World War is explored.
Fossil remains from one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever found have been identified as belonging to a new species.
A fossilised polar bear jawbone could be the oldest polar bear remains ever found.
Nature's top moments from this year's Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, begin their international tour at Tring.
Early studies of a 67-million-year old dinosaur with preserved soft tissues are promising.
Antarctic icefish have lost two vital genes in their bid to survive the icy waters.
Some of nature's most unique, rare and valuable treasures are displayed in the Museum's new permanent gallery, the Vault.
The Natural History Museum is voted one of the seven wonders of London by Time Out magazine.
A recent discovery has established that sea scorpions, or eurypterids, could have been up to 2.5m long.
More than 250 pages filled with stunning photographs, fascinating facts and all the latest animal discoveries.
What is the global impact of the melting ice sheets? Prof David Vaughan speaks at the Museum's Annual Science Lecture.
University of Portsmouth researcher finds new dinosaur in Museum collections.
A conference today looks at how museum workshops help improve secondary students' view of science.
TV presenter Fearne Cotton helped celebrate the opening of the Museum's Ice Rink today.
The Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Sticker Book has been updated.
Museum elephant skull goes on display in a Henry Moore exhibition at Penny School Gallery, Kingston College.
The Human Story, a new Natural History Museum book by Charles Lockwood, unravels the mysteries of human evolution.
British photographer crowned overall winner in world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition.
Our hands and feet developed from prehistoric fish fingers, according to new research by a scientist at the Natural History Museum.
Natural history institutions come together this week for the first international conference.
A dinosaur hunter from Manchester has found a footprint of what may be a Tyrannosaurus rex.
Two new art installations open at the Natural History Museum today. Little Savages and the White Horse Museum.
Museum scientists help Nick Baker with new series of Weird Creatures.
British photographers are highly commended in this year's Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Diamonds more than four billion years old, nearly as old as the Earth, have been found in Australia.
A fossilised herd of baby dinosaurs is discovered, giving clues to how their social behaviour evolved.
Scientists wishing to tackle the deadly disease malaria are using DNA barcoding to help.
A new team arrives in Antarctica, just as the first sunlight returns, ready for a summer of conservation work.
Museum scientists help put together Thailand's first national collection and identification facility for insects.
The largest meteorite at the Natural History Museum is safely moved to its new home.
The Natural History Museum at Tring receives a grant for the refurbishment of one of its galleries.
Fossils belonging to an ape that lived 10 million years ago have been discovered in Ethiopia.
Lottery funding is awarded to environmental project Open Air Laboratories (OPAL).
The Caribbean community and the historical collections of the Museum have come together to explore Jamaica's plant heritage.
Studies on our fossil ancestors have shown our choice of sexual partner has shaped the human face.
A recent find of a dodo skeleton raises hopes of getting genetic material from the extinct flightless bird.
Two fossils give clues to side-by-side living of two early human species.
The Museum receives a complete sperm whale skull. See the arrival of the 12-foot specimen.
The first online database catalogue of the world’s cockroaches is launched this month.
A list of more than 150 important plant areas in the UK is published today to help boost conservation.
A project to investigate how our ancestors responded to rapid environmental change is awarded three million pounds.
UK's leading wildlife and horticultural organisations sign up to highlight importance of wildlife gardens.
An international symposium dedicated to the roles of natural history museums in the understanding of biodiversity will take place this autumn.
Decision makers, scientists and students attend this year's international student summit at the Museum.
Ever wondered what it is like to spend a day working behind the scenes at the Museum? Two students find out.
A new beecam is launched at the Natural History Museum. See honeybees close-up as they busily build their hive and make honey.
Scientists have used meteorites from Mars and other planetary bodies to help find out how the Earth's core formed.
Museum scientists discover a way to replicate tiny structures, such as the anti-reflective eyes in moths, using nature itself.
Scientists discover an evolutionary battle of the sexes in diving beetles.
Threats to the survival of the extraordinary monarch butterfly migration is highlighted next week at the Natural History Museum.
Culture Minister David Lammy announces the government's commitment to promoting science in the UK.
Conservators working in Antarctica see a spectacular light show.
A newly discovered species of dinosaur sheds light on the origins of the plant-eating dinosaurs.
Scientists meet to discuss whether milder temperatures bring infectious diseases?
Ancient beads dating to 82,000 years ago are uncovered in a limestone cave in Morocco.
New orangutan research suggests walking on two legs began high up in the trees.
Take a journey to the end of the Earth and discover how life survives some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.
Find out about the false widow spiders and one particular species that is becoming more common in the UK.
Are you up for the challenge? Ice Station Antarctica family exhibition opens at the Natural History Museum today.
Can you tell a wagtail from a warbler? Do you know where the birds in your garden go each winter? Find out more.
Work on creating an online encyclopedia of all 1.8 million living species on Earth has begun.
The TAC and the Natural History Museum have reached agreement after a three-day mediation.
DNA evidence confirming that Australia and New Guinea’s earliest settlers came from one small group of people is found.
Stuart Hine manager of the Museum's Insect Identification Service is receiving unprecedented enquires about sightings of hornets.
The third annual fossil festival takes place this weekend with the theme rising seas.
Chris Stringer's book Homo Britannicus is shortlisted for the Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books.
The Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden's first natural beehive is unveiled.
A new mineral matching kryptonite's unique chemistry is identified by scientists at the Natural History Museum.
Scientists have worked out where the world's smallest fish fits in to the fish family tree.
Lost treasures of Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer of the process of evolution by natural selection, go online for the first time.
Insect experts at the Natural History Museum reveal that termites are in fact cockroaches.
Become a bluebell detective this spring and help discover if Britain’s favourite wildflower is under threat.
Time is running out to experience the best wildlife photography from the furthest corners of our world.
The Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum is re-named the Natural History Museum at Tring.
RSS news feed is launched to keep you up to date with the latest from the Natural History Museum.
Scientist have discovered an ancient mammal that gives clues to how mammal ears evolved from reptile jaw bones.
A new exhibition, Bright Wings of Summer, at the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum.
Species extinctions may occur millions of years after the apparent environmental cause, new research suggests.
Studies on fossil specimens from a 160,000-year-old child reveal more clues to the evolution of modern humans.
Bizarre animals in Weird Creatures are revealed behind the scenes at the Museum.
New research suggests humans got pubic lice by close contact with gorillas.
A species of warbler thought to be extinct is re-found in Thailand and in Museum collections.
The Anglers Monitoring Initiative is launched today at the Natural History Museum.
A colossal squid is caught by New Zealand fishermen.
Museum offers alternative human remains resolution to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC).
A new installation of fossilised dinosaur poo has arrived in the Dino Jaws exhibition.
Two species of rare sharks, a frilled shark and a goblin shark, surface in Japan.
Fossil Folklore, the family-friendly exhibition exploring the myths around fossils, opens.
Mineral expert Paul Schofield is one of the first scientists to use the new 'super microscope'.
A painting of the mysterious bird of Ulieta, or the conjurer's bird, is looked after at the Museum.
The search for the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 has begun.
A project to study the formation of the solar system, called Origins, begins this month.
EDGE project to help save the world's most extraordinary and threatened species is launched.
The northern bottlenose whale that swam up the River Thames a year ago is displayed at the Guardian.
Experience camping in Antarctica and the artful biodiversity of London in two new exhibitions.
The UK's foremost and best-loved natural history presenter, Sir David Attenborough, is voted Britain's Greatest Living Icon.
Nature's top moments, captured in this year's Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, go on tour.