Mylodon darwinii: Darwin's ground sloth
12 February 2019
The first specimen of Mylodon darwinii, a ground sloth found by Charles Darwin in 1832, is now available online.
Fishy faces, fur and feathers
23 January 2019
Meet some faces that only an ichthyologist could love and catch up on the latest natural history news.
How did Baryonyx change what we knew about spinosaurs?
7 January 2019
Although spinosaurs were named in 1915, little was known about these giants until a 31-centimetre-long claw was discovered in the UK in 1983.
Over 270 new species discovered in 2018
27 December 2018
They include new dinosaurs, an ancient wombat and a giant shark.
Mary Anning Rocks: the campaign for a statue of the palaeontologist in Lyme Regis
6 December 2018
A campaign group have attracted national attention for their quest to get her permanently commemorated.
Can you find dinosaurs in Ireland?
5 December 2018
Why have so few dinosaur fossils been found in Ireland? It's all to do with the island's geological history.
Australopithecus afarensis, Lucy's species
29 November 2018
Australopithecus afarensis is one of the best-known early human relatives thanks to an extraordinary fossil called Lucy.
Attenborosaurus: a celebrity reptile
27 November 2018
This long-necked skeleton is Attenborosaurus, an extinct marine reptile named after legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
The Siberian unicorn lived at the same time as modern humans
26 November 2018
It likely went extinct at around the same time as Neanderthals.
Darwin's giant ground sloth skull pieced together and scanned for the first time
23 November 2018
Half of the skull was lost for over a century.
What was Megatherium?
22 November 2018
Darwin collected fossils of these ancient giant sloths when he visited South America.
Iguanodon: the teeth that led to a dinosaur discovery
8 November 2018
Discover how sparkling roadside rocks paved the way for everything we know about Iguanodon.
Were dinosaurs good parents?
25 October 2018
Did dinosaurs have a softer side when it came to caring for their eggs and young?
Homo erectus, our ancient ancestor
7 November 2018
Learn about the longest-surviving human species, which was also the first known to leave Africa.
Vicious Velociraptor: tales of a turkey-sized dinosaur
8 August 2018
Movie star, established brawler and owner of a killer claw, Velociraptor has quite a reputation.
Megalodon: the truth about the largest shark that ever lived
6 August 2018
Just how big was megalodon and could this giant predator still be lurking in the dark depths of the ocean?
Dinosauria: how the 'terrible lizards' got their name
18 July 2018
Did you know the word 'dinosaur' wasn't coined until 1842?
Beyond Jurassic World: what we really know about dinosaurs and how
25 June 2018
What's the next best thing to studying prehistoric dinosaurs in the flesh?
Measuring the teeth of an ancient reptile
13 June 2018
Scientists have peered inside the tooth of the extinct reptile Eilenodon.
Watch a pterosaur fly
8 June 2018
This animal is Anhanguera, a flying reptile that lived with the dinosaurs. Have a look at how it might have flown.
A Stegosaurus brought to life
4 June 2018
Watch a virtual Stegosaurus walk around as Sir David Attenborough explains how this dinosaur would have moved.
Why are birds the only surviving dinosaurs?
23 May 2018
Watch our animation to find out.
What's the coolest dinosaur?
16 May 2018
Watch four of our dinosaur experts battle it out for the top spot.
360° fossil-hunting adventure
4 May 2018
Go on a virtual fossil hunt along Charmouth Beach.
Discover fascinating fossils you can find around Britain, what they look like and where to search.
Studying tiny, tropical and ancient marine invertebrates
25 April 2018
Museum palaeontologist Emanuela Di Martino has been studying ancient bryozoans to understand ocean diversity.
245-million-year-old reptile finally gets a name
29 March 2018
Scientists have formally given an ancient reptile a name, over 80 years since its fossils were found in Tanzania.
Ancient human DNA recovered from the oldest cemetery in Africa
16 March 2018
Museum archaeologists have helped to uncover clues to the people who lived in North Africa 15,000 years ago.
What is a coprolite?
9 March 2018
Fossil poo may not be a glamorous fossil find, but it can reveal a lot about prehistoric animals.
Mary Anning: the unsung hero of fossil discovery
Mary was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector. Her lifetime was a constellation of firsts.
Bringing a Neanderthal to life: the making of our model
17 February 2018
Discover the science and art involved in making the Museum's Neanderthal and early modern human models.
Humans left Africa 40,000 years earlier than we thought
25 January 2018
A newly-discovered fossil jawbone has revealed that Homo sapiens had already left Africa 180,000 years ago.
Documentary to reveal surprising face of Britain’s oldest complete human
24 January 2018
A television documentary will follow Museum scientists as they help deduce the astonishing facial appearance of Britain's oldest complete skeleton, Cheddar Man.
The making of an island
15 December 2017
Discover how the changing climate of the past million years affected Britain's coastline and the presence of humans.
Unearth the one-million-year story of humans in Britain and their struggle to survive in a changing land.
Britain's biggest Jurassic dinosaurs
What were the largest dinosaurs in Britain 200-145 million years ago? And why were they so big?
Life in the Jurassic ocean
3 November 2017
What was the ocean like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth?
Dinosaur Q&A: What was Chilesaurus diegosuarezi?
17 August 2017
This dinosaur has a strange combination of body parts. Museum expert Prof Paul Barrett explains why.
Dinosaur world tour
22 June 2017
Find out about dinosaur discoveries from around the world with Museum expert Prof Paul Barrett.
What's wrong with these dinosaurs?
13 April 2017
These popular dinosaur reconstructions from the 1960s are no longer scientifically accurate. Can you spot the errors?