A new Museum director, the first book for ipad, and the theft of replica rhino horns are some of the most popular stories.
A rare dual-sex butterfly, a new addition to the human family tree, a striking blue lobster and more.
It's an easy plant to spot, especially in the Christmas season, so go on a Great holly hunt.
Strandings of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the UK have fallen, a 6-year report says.
Sense of smell may have been as important as language in giving modern humans an evolutionary advantage over other human relatives.
Scientists at the Museum find first direct evidence that Anomalocaris had compound eyes with 16,000 lenses.
Museum dinosaur expert Paul Barrett comments on the new Spinops dinosaur research.
The call for best photos for the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year begins.
The Museum has welcomed more than 35 million visitors in the last 10 years.
Britain’s leading expert on human origins Professor Chris Stringer presents the Museum's 2011 lecture.
Watch a video about the return of ancestral remains to the Torres Strait Island community.
Crime Scene Live is the Best Event in a Public Space.
The Museum's fossil Archaeopteryx is to be displayed in new Treasures gallery in 2012.
Exact fossil replicas of the Australopithecus sediba skeletons are donated to the Museum.
A striking electric-blue lobster is brought to the Museum.
Open Air Laboratories is one of the UK's best environmental projects.
The ice rink is in the magical setting on the Museum east lawn.
A jawbone from Kent's Cavern is dated to between 41,000-44,000 years old.
Three-million-year-old fossil reveals traces of bone-eating zombie worms.
Museum dinosaur expert Paul Barrett comments on this sauropod research.
See winning photos from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Scott's unseen photos revealed in David M Wilson's book.
After 5 years of discussion, the Museum's Archaeopteryx is official type specimen.
Preview photos from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The Museum launches its new OPAL Bugs Count app for mobile devices.
Scientists from the Museum and other organisations want people to take part in the Mitten Crab Recording Project.
What would you call a deep-sea worm that lives off the rotting carcass of a whale? Help name 5 worms.
A team of 'scientists' have been roaming the streets of London promoting the Museum's biggest ever late night event this Friday.
The 1-metre-tall 19th-century book by Audubon is Museum's first book for iPad.
Humans with primitive skull features were still living in West Africa 13,000 years ago.
How does Archaeopteryx fit in with bird origins? Museum's Paul Barrett and Angela Milner give their views.
At almost 2 million years old, a human-like species from caves at Malapa in South Africa may be the ancestor to the first humans.
Species fact files written by Museum scientists have been added to the new version of EOL website.
Two replica rhino horns were stolen from the Museum at Tring last weekend.
The Museum welcomes representatives from the Torres Strait Islands and Aboriginal Australia this autumn.
VIrtual models of two 300-million-year-old fossil harvestmen reveal they evolved modern bodies early on.
Preview the best photos from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
A project is on the look out for some of the most important letters in the history of biology.
A 2-metre-long skull makes its way to the Lyme Regis Museum.
An even rarer dual-sex butterfly is found at Sensational Butterflies.
Edwin Rist has been ordered to pay £125,150.
If anyone knows, it's likely to be the Museum's Chris Stringer, author of the new book The Origin of Our Species.
The contenders are the Hercules baboon spider and the Goliath bird-eating spider. Watch the video.
A rare butterfly has been found in the Sensational Butterflies butterfly house.
A memorial to the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami opens at the Museum today.
Funding for a Museum scientific trip to Paraguay has been reallocated.
The Natural History Museum at Tring hosted an exclusive fashion shoot and its iconic specimens feature in the fashion designs.
Visitors to the Sexual Nature exhibition have been voting on 3 big questions. Find out the result so far.
The first spinosaur dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Australia is uncovered by Museum scientists.
The Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Owens as Director of Science.
Look out for a devil’s coach horse, a leopard slug and more in the Bugs Count.
Artefacts from Scott's last expedition to Antarctica are reunited on Scott's birthday.
Vote for the Open Air Laboratories network, which has reached the National Lottery Awards semi-finals.
The Museum's Big Nature Day last weekend finds an unusual fly, watch the video.
The Museum's iconic dinosaur Dippy was unveiled 106 years ago today.
The Museum begins the return of ancestral remains to the Torres Strait Island community. Watch a video.
Seen what looks like a bee swarm in your garden? It could be the harmless red mason bees.
This weekend, families and Museum scientists head to the Jurassic Coast for the Fossil Festival.
Bill Bailey gets a fright at the Age of the Dinosaur exhibition preview.
A new tropical butterfly has been uncovered in the collections at the Museum.
Help scientists at the Museum and record cherry trees in your area.
Edwin Rist pleading guilty to burglary and money laundering of 299 rare bird skins from the Museum. Watch a video.
Live butterflies arrive for the Sensational Butterflies exhibition opening on 12 April.
The ancestors of today’s lice, and their bird and mammal hosts, were diversifying before dinosaurs went extinct.
Have you seen any bluebells yet? Help record the first bluebell sightings.
Who do you think you really are? wins the Learning on Screen Premier Award (multimedia).
Millions of mature elms have died in the UK from Dutch elm disease. Help find out how many are left.
Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) is calling on budding photographers to send in their UK weather snaps.
A genetic study of African hunter-gatherers suggests modern humans evolved in southern Africa rather than in the east.
After a 6-week journey across the sea from Japan, 3 animatronic dinosaurs arrive.
This is the largest single return to Australia and is a landmark decision, bringing a new approach to repatriation.
A chemical essential for building the first life forms on Earth has been found in abundance in an Antarctic meteorite.
Don't just talk about the weather, take part in the OPAL Climate Survey, launched today.
A new 3D Neanderthal for the Museum's website uses augmented reality (AR).
Watch the video as Jerry Hall unveils the 110-carat Cora Sun-Drop diamond on display in the Museum.
Watch the video and find out about the earliest known examples of human skulls made into cups, revealed today by Museum scientists.
Celebrities, including Gavin and Stacey’s Mathew Horne, attend the preview event of Sexual Nature.
The recent cold winter may have caused chaos for commuters but it could mean we are due for a mass flowering of snowdrops.
What do you call a potato? There are more than 600 names for just 4 cultivated species.
The northern bottlenose whale that died in the River Thames in 2006 goes on display at the Museum at Tring.
Explore how artists and scientists see the natural world in the Museum's new gallery.
Guy the gorilla and a 17th-century dodo painting, just some of the Museum's behind-the-scenes collections coming to the public galleries.
The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition begins today.
A new group of ancient humans interbred with our species and left behind a genetic trace. Chris Stringer talks about the research.
The arrival of a rare angle shark and bringing extinct creatures back to life. Here are the top 10 favourite news stories about events at the Museum in 2010.
An unusual lobster, dinosaur colour research, and a right whale in the Thames. More top 2010 news stories from the Museum.