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.
Dragonfly wings could inspire new aeroplane flight control
27 June 2018
Scientists are studying the way dragonflies fly in the hope of making small planes more stable and robust.
How slug slime could help heal a broken heart
22 June 2018
Scientists have developed new adhesives inspired by some very sticky slugs.
Why are some seabirds better at avoiding eating plastic?
21 June 2018
Some shearwaters in Australia appear to be better than others at avoiding feeding plastic to their chicks.
Rare meteorite from the edge of the solar system falls in farmer's field
15 June 2018
At around 4.5 billion years old, the Mukundpura meteorite may hold key information about the early solar system.
Measuring the teeth of an ancient reptile
13 June 2018
Scientists have peered inside the tooth of the extinct reptile Eilenodon.
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.
The brain worm that turns ants into zombies
5 June 2018
First for the first time, scientists have an image of what happens inside an ant's brain when it is infected with a parasitic worm.