Spring flies that mimic bees make their annual appearance in our identification unit.
Museum scientists identify the 200th caecilian, a weird and wonderful group of little-known amphibians.
UK debut for Lyuba the 42,000-year-old infant mammoth in the Mammoths: Ice Age Giants exhibition.
New research into lion genes could help scientists boost numbers.
Exceptional preservation reveals a 520-million-year-old cardiovascular system.
Join us in the Sensational Butterflies hothouse and the Wildlife Garden, both opening this week in time for spring weather.
Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment joins the Museum's Board of Trustees for a four year appointment.
At 20.30 this Saturday 29 March, the Museum will go dark in support of a worldwide environmental campaign.
Document found in Museum's archive suggests the river blenny was wiped out on Cyprus.
A line up of specimens of the world's most dangerous creatures is waiting to greet you.
Join the conversation between curators, scientists, staff and visitors during the inaugural #MuseumWeek 24-30 March.
Scientists discover that a reportedly lungless amphibian that overturned an evolutionary theory actually has a lung and working nostrils.
Harpsichord composition and evidence in Japan perpetuate the great myth of the dodo.
Focusing on projects at the Museum run by women, and announcing our Women Artists exhibition.
Natural History Museum moves up from fourth to third place in table of visitors to free UK attractions.
Evolution in action as small fish in a big pond lose out.
Shortlisted plans from the Museum grounds redesign competition are on show until 11 March.
New ancient animal species uncovered in Canadian Rockies.
Museum scans of 3.9-billion-year-old Apollo Moon rock could expose new insights into the Moon's geological history.
CBBC presenters discuss barnacle penises and Darwin's pet tortoise in the tank room.
Clues to early human existence revealed during ongoing excavation of Happisburgh archaeological site.
Breeding with Neanderthals allowed our ancestors to better cope with European winters, but also passed on diseases we suffer today.
Wolfson Foundation funding will allow the Museum to create a permanent display in the Rothschild Room.
As the new Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery prepares to blast open, Museum volcanologist talks about predicting disasters and exploring off limits on the slopes of volcanoes.
Mystery beaver spotted in Devon could be the first wild case recorded in England since they were hunted to extinction.
Dr Mark Spencer gives evidence to Parliamentary committee on environmental impact of invasive non-native species.
Search for Earth's building blocks heats up as Rosetta nears its target.
Forensic testing reveals more about remains discovered 30 years ago.
Survey suggests few of us recognise the sounds of garden birds.
Lobster discovered in South African waters named after the country's remarkable leader.
A successful weekend event at the Museum highlights the ongoing problem of plastic pollution.
The weird to the wonderful. Read the 10 most popular science and nature stories of the year.
Research suggests tooth decay was prevalent in earlier human societies.
Unseen toxic stream of plastic flows below Thames surface.
The Palaeontographical Society – 8th Annual Address Dr Richard Edmonds (Jurassic Coast Heritage ...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:27:55
So this piece has come about because of my participation in Twitter's recent #MuseumWeek. This was a global se...
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:10:17
Last week I and several colleagues (including Daniel Whitmore and Mindy Syfert) arrived back from deepest, dar...
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:50:46