Ancient human teeth suggest new links between prehistoric African populations
1 August 2018
The teeth are helping us to understand how ancient human populations interacted.
Two new species of Indian lizard described by Museum scientist
The discovery is expected to be followed up by more new species.
It's official: we can't terraform Mars
30 July 2018
Scientists have concluded that there is not enough carbon dioxide on Mars for humans to live on the planet.
Liquid water found beneath the surface of Mars
26 July 2018
The presence of a subglacial lake could provide an environment for life
The blood Moon: a guide to the longest lunar eclipse of the century
25 July 2018
This weekend, the Moon will be eclipsed for an hour and 43 minutes.
Herd of sauropod dinosaurs become the oldest diplodocoids ever discovered
24 July 2018
The discovery is changing how scientists think these dinosaurs evolved.
Museum scientist immortalised after asteroid is named in their honour
19 July 2018
Orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the asteroid has been named after the Museum's Head of Collections.
Museum membership packs go plastic-free
18 July 2018
All membership packs and magazines will now be mailed in 100% biodegradable or recyclable packaging.
New deep-sea species discovered in Pacific conservation zones
17 July 2018
Researchers have discovered several new animal species living on the Pacific seafloor.
Are horsefly bites on the rise?
16 July 2018
As the weather warms up the UK is often swarmed with reports of biting horseflies. A Museum fly expert explains what is going on.
The way we have been thinking about the first modern humans in Africa could be wrong
11 July 2018
A new paper challenges the traditional idea that our species evolved from a single population in one region of Africa.
Searching for plastic in the belly of a seal
6 July 2018
Scientists have been investigating the last meals of a seal in search of plastic.
The lost dogs of America
5 July 2018
There are about 90 million dogs living in North America, but where did they all come from?
Pregnant grey seal found with possible bullet wound in its head
4 July 2018
Museum scientists have found a metal fragment embedded in the skull of a seal found on a UK beach.
Baby planet's birth caught on camera
3 July 2018
New stars and planets are being born all the time, but it's not often that scientists get catch a glimpse of the process.