Ancient lake had all the necessary ingredients to support microbial life.
Ancient DNA pushes the human genetic story back a further 300,000 years.
Break-in at the Tring Museum site leads to 10-month jail sentence.
The butterfly collection kicks off the huge task of transferring our specimen records online.
Whale deaths probably caused by fishing vessels raise fears over further danger.
Sir David Attenborough to resurrect prehistoric creatures in a 90-minute 3D TV film about the Museum and its specimens.
Five teams from all the entrants have now been picked to move the project into its next phase.
Ancient humans mark their territory in the lead up to a major new exhibition.
First evidence that organic matter can survive meteorite impacts supports the possibility that life on Earth may have originated elsewhere.
Luminary of the natural world marks year-long commemoration of great Victorian explorer Alfred Russel Wallace.
A new genus is named after the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection on the centenary of his death.
A team of scientists using DNA testing reclassifies Linnaeus specimen.
A strangely seasonal leafhopper has been unearthed in the Wildlife Garden.
Recent reports in the press about spider bites have made people worry about 'false widows'. We clear up some concerns with our identification experts.
A blind cave-dwelling creature is found to be the first venomous crustacean, a group that contains over 70,000 species including crabs, shrimp and barnacles.
CT scans show a fish twice the anglerfish's size curled up inside its stomach.
Researchers discover a process that drained the early Martian atmosphere of carbon dioxide, cooling the climate.
1.8-million-year-old skull shows there may have been fewer species of early human.
Discovery of the oldest intact nervous system in the world provides evidence for the evolution of spiders and scorpions.
Large fragment of rock lifted from lake bed definitely a meteorite, says Museum expert.
Evidence from tooth plaque suggests Neanderthals had a diverse diet.
Exhibition of 100 winning and commended images opens to the public on October 18.
Scientists have successfully extracted the contents from the belly of an ancient fossilised mosquito.
Extraordinary Victorian mathematician has become the focus of a movement to inspire women to work in science.
Disturbing climate change study emphasises value of ongoing work at the Museum.
Museum fish specialist identifies skate with 'quiff' as a unique mutant.
New evidence suggests ancient supervolcanoes erupted on the planet a billion years earlier than previously thought.
Soapbox Scientists, the Science Bar and Science Fess Up offer the chance to shout about science.
Loughborough University scientists join us at Science Uncovered to present up-to-the-minute health studies that affect our daily lives.
BBC's Blue Peter film unveiling of giant dinosaur skeleton.
Teams of architects and designers invited to compete to recreate Museum grounds.
Museum palaeontologist's study suggests Cambrian explosion of animals was not implausibly fast.
Human remains housed at the Museum vital to new study of the chronology of Egypt's early rulers.
As research shows European men grow taller, Prof Chris Stringer explains why our height varies throughout history.
Museum experts have been called to a Thames porpoise stranding in the centenary year of the cetacean strandings project.
As the countdown to the announcement of the 2013 winners continues, we preview two of the commended entries.
Survival secrets of nocturnal animals revealed in a new exhibition at Tring.
Recent mammal discoveries emphasise the need to preserve museum collections.
New dinosaur research suggests that sauropods' necks were less flexible than previously thought.
Museum Curator of meteorites Dr Caroline Smith explains why this year's Perseid display was so spectacular.
Two striking images provide a tantalising preview of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition.
Damselflies are the unwitting host of this insect from Taiwan.
Iconic Waterhouse building will be blue for three nights.
Scientists find plant not seen in London since 1900 in Queen’s backyard.
Available plant biodiversity should be explored, experts say.
Museum fossil reveals secret of sharksucker’s adhesive disc.
Retrace the steps of a great explorer with the Museum's new free trail.
Museum scientist shows behavioural change shapes evolution.
He looks after 10 million beetles and will be speaking at TEDxAlbertopolis.
A remarkable 55-million-year-old fossil is revealed.
Attenborough to write and present a 3D adventure at the Museum.
Museum scientists reveal function of extinct solitaire's knob-like wing ball.
See beautiful botanical art covering 400 years of scientific plant illustrations.
Some of the earliest signs of modern human culture are linked to climate change.
One of 4 accolades for the Museum at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013 ceremony.
Chytrid fungus has been found in caecilians for the first time.
People are being asked to examine the trees in their local area.
It's just about visible to the naked eye. Discover this new species and genus.
Museum scientists are finding the best way to study meteorites returned from Mars.
A rare double-eyed owl butterfly has emerged at the Museum.
The announcement follows The Duchess opening the Museum’s Treasures exhibition last year.
See over 200 spectacular black and white photographs by the world-leading photographer.
The live tropical butterfly house opens on the Museum east lawn from today.
A new Amazonian miniature fish is discovered.
Based on former Museum's curator's book, The Unfeathered Bird exhibition opens.
CT scans reveal details of the ancient flying reptile's braincase.
A DNA study on the giant squid used tissue samples from the Museum's Archie specimen.
Significance of Museum's 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler finally recognised.
Museum scientists find the first natural whale-fall in Antarctica and species such as the bone-eating worm.
Museum scientists have mapped the genetic code of 4 tapeworm species.
Brains had less room for complex functions and may have played a role in Neanderthals' demise.
The Broken Hill skull goes on display today in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery.
The Museum's giant squid and the recent footage are adding to our knowledge of this amazing cephalopod.
Go beyond dodos and dinosaurs to find extinction's survivors.
Chris Stringer comments on research that re-dates the last evidence of Neanderthals in Europe.
The origin of the unusual sucking disc is explained by Museum scientist.
This week the Museum starts celebrations for the 2013 centenary of Wallace's death.
More than half a million people have taken part in the OPAL project.
Museum scientist says evidence could be preserved in craters.
The photo competition is now open.
A western long-beaked echidna specimen was collected in 1901.
Sex habits of penguins, false widow spiders, the smallest mini mammoth and more.