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.
Attenborosaurus: a celebrity reptile
27 November 2018
This long-necked skeleton is Attenborosaurus, an extinct marine reptile named after legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
Patrick Campbell on being young and black in science
7 November 2018
When Patrick started caring for the Museum's fish specimens, he became one of the institution's first black curators.
Should we be scared of British snakes?
23 August 2018
There are four species of snake found in Britain - but are they dangerous to humans?
Two new species of Indian lizard described by Museum scientist
1 August 2018
The discovery is expected to be followed up by more new species.
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.
Face-to-face with spitting cobras
11 May 2018
Have you ever seen a cobra spit venom in super slow motion?
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.
Mary Anning: the unsung hero of fossil discovery
9 March 2018
Mary was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector. Her lifetime was a constellation of firsts.
15 January 2018
From snake-filled projectiles and medieval remedies to the very first antivenom, our relationship with venomous creatures has a colourful history.
Behind the scenes: The making of Venom
14 May 2018
Go behind the scenes to find out what it takes put on a major exhibition at the Museum.
Meet the monster whose bite is saving lives
6 November 2017
Find out how the Gila monster's venom has the ability to save lives.
Fearsome Jurassic crocodile named after Motörhead's Lemmy
8 August 2017
Scientists have named a fearsome prehistoric crocodile after Motörhead frontman Lemmy.
Study sheds light on snake vision
15 September 2016
The first major study into the genes that control vision in snakes has found that the reptiles match their vision to their lifestyles.
Chasing sea snakes in Australia
17 July 2016
Dr Bruno Simões tells us how he pursued sea snakes from the mangroves to the open ocean to learn about their vision.
Snake from Ethiopia identified as new viper species
21 March 2016
A team of scientists led by Museum researchers have identified and named a new species of viper, Bitis harenna, that lives in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park.
New highly venomous snake species discovered in Australia
28 August 2015
A team led by a Museum scientist has discovered a new species of Australian death adder in the Kimberley region of the country.
Jurassic sea crocs lived similar lives to their modern relatives
15 October 2014
The lifestyles of extinct marine crocs mirror those of today's living groups.