Slavery and the natural world
2 October 2018
Explore research into how the Museum's history and collections are connected to the transatlantic slave trade.
Fossils of extinct dwarf emu destroyed by golf course
7 September 2018
Dwarf emus were driven to extinction by humans. Now their remains are at risk too.
The chicks choking on a toxic diet of ocean plastic
4 September 2018
Birds that live on Lord Howe Island are facing death by ocean plastic.
Daniel Solander: a Linnaean disciple on HMS Endeavour
24 August 2018
Meet the Swedish botanist who ventured around the world on Captain Cook's pivotal first voyage.
HMS Endeavour 250
17 August 2018
Discover rarely displayed illustrations and specimens from Captain Cook's first voyage.
Endeavour art collection highlighted on Royal Mail stamps
16 August 2018
Royal Mail has just launched Captain Cook stamps starring the Museum's collections.
The secrets of frog vision are finally being revealed
6 August 2018
Museum scientists are travelling the globe to understand how frogs see the world.
The search for life on Mars
27 July 2018
To help us tell fact from science fiction, scientists and engineers involved in the ExoMars 2020 program discuss the latest on the search for life on Mars.
New deep-sea species discovered in Pacific conservation zones
17 July 2018
Researchers have discovered several new animal species living on the Pacific seafloor.
Explore a 360 panorama of Antarctica
12 July 2018
Join Dr Adrian Glover as he journeys to the site of a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf. Experience the awe-inspiring view from the ship deck.
New evidence of ancient child sacrifice found in Turkey
28 June 2018
Remains of young people who were ritually sacrificed have been found from Bronze Age Mesopotamia.
Dredged from the deep: huge donation of specimens arrives from the ocean floor
8 June 2018
Thousands of ocean animal specimens have joined the Museum's collections, including a group of rare anglerfish.
To boldly go where no phycologist has gone before
30 April 2018
Seaweed experts visit the Falklands' remote coastlines to uncover new species.
How did the Moon form?
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.
Blue-green algae from legendary Captain Scott expedition help study of climate change
5 April 2018
This discovery will allow scientists to look at the effects of climate change on blue-green algae and their toxins in Antarctica.
Island species threatened by extinction due to climate change
3 April 2018
Studying an Indian Ocean paradise is helping to reveal which animals living on low-lying islands are at risk from rising temperatures.
The incomparable tale of Evelyn Cheesman
29 March 2018
The adventures of a tenacious female explorer brought to life by comic artist Sammy Borras.
Why the Coral Triangle is the most important part of the ocean
28 March 2018
It's the most diverse part of the ocean, but plenty of people have never heard of it.
Lucy Evelyn Cheesman: the woman who walked
8 March 2018
Whether liaising with cannibals or escaping giant spider webs, Cheesman took the challenges of perilous fieldwork - and patriarchal views - in her stride.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: lives like ours
5 March 2018
Daniël Nelson, winner of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53, relives his journey to capture his acclaimed image, The good life.