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The origins of a disease that's killing amphibians

A deadly fungus has been devastating populations of amphibians all over the world - but no one knew where it began until now.

Oceans

    

See a blue whale skeleton in high definition

Explore a 3D model of the Museum's blue whale skeleton and learn more about how these animals behave.

Wildlife photography

Dippy the Diplodocus 3D skull

Rotate, zoom in and explore the features of this popular dinosaur.

  

Space

  • SCIENCE NEWS

    Ancient meteorite gives a glimpse into the crust of Mars

    24 May 2018

    A meteorite sample from the Museum collection is revealing more about how and when the crust of the Red Planet formed.

  • SPACE

    Planet Mars

    3 May 2018

    Explore facts about Mars, the red planet.

  • SPACE

    How did the Moon form?

    30 April 2018

    Before the Earth and Moon, there was a proto-Earth and Theia. Museum planetary science researcher Prof Sara Russell explains the origins of Earth's closest companion.

  • SPACE

    Watch the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower

    20 April 2018

    Planetary researcher and stardust expert Dr Ashley King shares his tips on how to get the best view. 

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