Scientists have traced what dinosaur DNA could have looked like
25 May 2018
Researchers uncovered how the genome of a dinosaur might have looked by studying turtles and birds.
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.
Animal DNA to be frozen in huge national bank
23 May 2018
The DNA of thousands of animals, including endangered species, is being collected in a national network of freezers.
New beetle is named after London Pride beer
17 May 2018
A Brazilian beetle in the genus Metallactus has been named after an ale.
Risso's dolphin on Great Yarmouth beach is latest UK stranding
A dolphin that washed up on a beach in Norfolk is one of the latest cetaceans to strand.
Creating a computer-generated Neanderthal
11 May 2018
Hollywood star Andy Serkis worked with Museum experts to create an animated Neanderthal.
The origins of a deadly disease that's killing amphibians
10 May 2018
A deadly fungus has been devastating populations of amphibians all over the world - but no one knew where it began until now.
The caterpillars causing allergic reactions in London
17 December 2018
The Forestry Commission issues annual alerts about toxic oak processionary moth caterpillars in London.
Taking a spectacled porpoise to hospital
1 May 2018
The Museum's spectacled porpoise specimen went on a rather unusual trip, all in the name of science.