The only beetles collected by Dr David Livingstone have been discovered at the Museum 150 years after he brought them back from the Zambezi River expedition in Africa.
The details of Richard III’s bloody battlefield death have been revealed for the first time through CT scanning of his suspected skeleton.
Take a journey through life on Earth in a new book that explores our most iconic fossils.
The first complete Greenland shark specimen has been preserved for research at the Museum after washing up on a Northumberland beach last autumn.
Scientists studying the venom of bloodworms for the first time have discovered why it can cause severe allergic reactions similar to that of a bee sting.
Hippos once roamed freely across ancient Britain, and now they’ve returned to London after 125,000 years as a giant hippo sculpture is erected on the Thames.
The first award-winning images from almost 42,000 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition entries are released today.
Accurate dating of 40 sites across Europe shows that Neanderthals and humans overlapped by as much as 5,400 years.
Microscopic particles brought back to Earth by the Stardust mission are likely the first examples of interstellar dust.
Lunar meteorites reveal the diverse composition of the Moon's crust, contrary to a theory based on Apollo samples.
Summer student Josi has been working with Dr Anne Jungblut on the Museum's cyanobacteria collections. She shar...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:45:23
Hello blood fluke enthusiasts, Once again I am posting about my favourite parasite, the blood fluke call...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:18:49
A Chinese mitten crab has been recorded in Scotland for the first time, posing a potential threat to local bio...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:26:35