UN leader Ban Ki-moon calls for global solidarity on climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference.
Leading experts introduce the topic of evolution in the new Museum book 99% Ape.
The Natural History Museum receives the Kids Love London Best Family Fun Award 2008.
An invasive species of ant may be heading to the UK, scientists suggest in a report today.
Climate change and habitat loss led to the extinction of an ancient European cave bear, scientists at the Museum report today.
A project to inspire the next generation of nature-lovers is launched at the Museum today.
A new book about Alfred Russel Wallace, Natural Selection and Beyond, is published this week.
Evidence of the earliest aquatic turtles living 160 million years ago is discovered in Scotland.
Hairs, probably from Charles Darwin’s beard, and other family items are on show.
Homo britannicus, by Chris Stringer, wins Best Archaeological Book 2008 this week.
Galapagos mockingbirds, not finches, gave Darwin his evolution ideas. Watch the video.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 winners are announced today.
A tiny dinosaur with big canine teeth shows for the first time how one of the earliest dinosaurs grew into an adult. Watch the video.
A fossil of a ‘bizarre’ feathered dinosaur gives clues to how birds evolved.
The Museum's appeal for a collection of more than 200,000 hawkmoths has been a great success.
The world's longest insect is revealed at the Natural History Museum today. Watch the video.
Letters written by co-discoverer of theory of evolution are donated to Museum.
See original specimens that helped two great British scientists conceive their theory of evolution.
Two Museum scientists begin a blog this week of their expedition to the Atlantic to study tiny plant plankton.
The 44th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition announces highly commended images.
New evidence reveals Neanderthals ate seafood such as shellfish, mussels and even seal. Watch the video.
A study of bumblebee colour patterns covering all species around the world has been published.
A 1-year countdown to the opening of the Museum's landmark building begins today. Watch the video.
This week scientists meet to celebrate this anniversary at the Systema Naturae 250 in Paris.
Tickets for the popular exhibition are on sale from today.
A swimsuit worn by Olympic athletes in Beijing was developed using the science of shark skin at the Natural History Museum.
The common UK wasp settles in a South Atlantic island and threatens native wildlife.
Find out about the making of the BBC's Animal Games in this Nature Live event.
The Museum has 8 weeks left to raise money for a rare hawkmoth collection.
Tropical lagoons teeming with unusual sea life covered London 50 million years ago.
Museum scientists identify for the first time how these nanostructures work.
A rare 240-million-year-old shark fossil joins the Museum collections today.
Two world-renowned dinosaur scientists take part in a live dinosaur dig online this week.
Blaschkas' Sculptures from the Sea exhibition opens at Tring today.
Sir David Attenborough announces butterfly conservation campaign at Amazing Butterflies.
China is revealing more and more spectacular dinosaur fossils. Find out more.
An insect not seen in the UK before is discovered in the Wildlife Garden and is baffling insect experts. Watch the video.
Chips, mash, roasted or baked, the humble potato is not just a versatile vegetable.
Get your life in order next year with the Natural History Museum's new Darwin Diary 2009.
Students from overseas and the UK will attend a 3-day summit to discuss Darwin and his ideas.
A display marks the anniversary of the presentation of Wallace and Darwin's theory.
The Museum's first online forum is launched this week. It's all about insects and bugs.
Visitors to the Museum this week can get a rare glimpse inside the insect department.
Insect detectives at the Museum received a cash boost today.
A rare meteorite that could reveal the secrets of the birth of the solar system jetted in to the Natural History Museum's collection today.
Tania Kovats TREE proposal is selected over 9 others for Darwin's Canopy.
26 common dolphins have been stranded in the River Percuil in Cornwall.
The Natural History Museum achieves the prestigious Investors in People standard.
A 380-million-year-old fossil fish that shows an unborn embryo and umbilical cord has been discovered.
The largest museum collection of domestic dogs in the UK are being prepared for a clean at the Museum at Tring today.
A 2.2-tonne marble statue of Charles Darwin arrives in its new position today.
More than a quarter of the world's wildlife has been lost in the last 35 years according to a report today.
The story of the devastating changes to the Mascarene islands is explored in this new book.
The Natural History Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of three new trustees.
Rare dual sex moth emerges in the pupae nursery of the Amazing Butterflies exhibition.
Scientists have revealed the genetic information, or genome, of the platypus.
Museum Blaschka glass models go on display at the National Glass Centre.
A few key coral species of have been essential to the survival of Caribbean coral reefs.
The ultimate catalogue of the foods of caterpillars of Central and South America is published.
A 5-year survey to monitor UK dragonflies is launched at the Natural History Museum today.
Victorian fundraising dog, London Jack, comes to the Natural History Museum at Tring today.
Outstanding images of insects adorn a new set of 10 first class stamps, launched by the Royal Mail today.
A new technique means conservationists can identify the habitats to conserve in the world's richest wildlife areas.
A rare, spider-like harvestman in amber is donated to the Natural History Museum.
The Museum comes alive this summer with the opening of the Amazing Butterflies exhibition.
Evidence of the earliest humans, living more than 1 million years ago in western Europe, is revealed.
Lion remains found in the Tower of London come from north Africa, researchers reveal today.
Museum scientist Ralf Britz, has new catfish named after him for his work on Myanmar fishes.
Rothschild's private museum became the Natural History Museum at Tring. Find out more.
Britain's foremost expert on human origins and Museum palaeontologist, Chris Stringer, receives the Kistler Book Award.
The 10 shortlisted artists reveal proposals for a permanent ceiling artwork at the Museum
A genetic study answers some old debates about animal evolution, including what could be the new lowest animal form.
Bluebells have flowered in February for the first time in the UK.
Scientists use a DNA technique, originally developed for use in agriculture, to detect genetic diversity in wild plants.
Hundreds of fans queue for David Attenborough's book signing at the Museum.
A 150-million-year-old sea reptile that grew to 15 metres in length is discovered.
The first 30,000 pages of the Encyclopedia of Life website launch today.
Scientists identify a gene that gives a butterfly wing patterns like those of toxic species, helping it ward off predators.
17 new fish species in Myanmar were described last year, 7 by a Natural History Museum scientist.
Surprising Sharks, a free exhibition with plenty of bite, opens at the Natural History Museum at Tring today.
Ten artists begin working on their proposals for Darwin's Canopy, a permanent artwork on a gallery ceiling the Museum.
The new Natural History Museum Dinosaur Dot-to-Dot book is launched today.
The top UK sites for algae are identified for the first time in a report published today.
The latest analysis of comet grains collected by NASA's Stardust mission is revealed.
Tessa Farmer and her Little Savages art installation are nominated for the Breakthrough Award.
The search for the year's best wildlife photographer has begun.
Footprints, dating back to more than 3.5 million years ago, urgently need protection, according to experts.
An unusual British dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like that of a fish-eating crocodile.
Richard Fortey’s new book Dry Store Room Number 1 is published.
Three new species of salamander have been discovered in a largely unexplored forest in Costa Rica.