Over 270 new species discovered in 2018
27 December 2018
They include new dinosaurs, an ancient wombat and a giant shark.
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.
Who was Graman Kwasi?
4 October 2018
Though visitors can spot his namesake on the iconic gilded ceiling of the Museum's Hintze Hall, few will have heard of Graman Kwasimukambe.
'Asteroid forensics' could reveal the origin of water
17 August 2018
Meteorite impacts may have been key to life on Earth.
Close-up images of asteroid Ryugu captured by spacecraft Hayabusa2
10 August 2018
Discover the story behind the latest images to come from a Japanese sample return asteroid mission.
New Centre for Human Evolution Research announced
25 April 2018
The new centre will allow scientists to collaborate more closely and share pioneering research.
Inside bioinformatics: Q&A with Dr Katherine James
13 March 2018
Dr Katherine James combines her love of biology and computing to interpret complex genetic data.
Helen Marguerite Muir-Wood: my Museum hero
8 March 2018
Brachiopod curator Zoë Hughes celebrates the life and work of one of the Museum's great pioneering geologists.
Explore the Museum's collection with Sir David Attenborough
6 March 2018
Virtual reality is providing unprecedented access to the Museum's most precious specimens.
The women watching over London's natural history collections
5 March 2018
Women working with Museum collections share what they love about their jobs, and their advice for budding curators.
Women in science and research at the Natural History Museum
1 March 2018
Female researchers are helping to answer some of the biggest questions about life on Earth.
Life in the ice wilderness
23 February 2018
Hear from researcher Dr Anne Jungblut as she explores the abundance of life in the glaciers of South Georgia.
In high spirits: meet Charles Darwin's octopus
12 February 2018
Brimming with enthusiasm for the natural world, even Charles Darwin didn't always get it right.
New life found at the bottom of Antarctic seas
25 January 2018
A massive survey of life in the freezing seas around Antarctica has shown that they harbour many more animals than previously thought.
Alice Roberts: How the Museum has inspired me
11 January 2018
TV presenter, author and academic Alice Roberts shares memories of the Museum and how it influenced her fascination with human evolution.
Who was Alfred Russel Wallace?
8 January 2018
An intrepid explorer and brilliant naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace co-published the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin.
A lifetime on the bottom of the sea
20 December 2017
What is it like to stand on the ocean floor? What do you learn from a lifetime spent in the heart of the sea?
Charles Darwin's coral conundrum
7 April 2016
Darwin’s first scientific theory wasn’t about evolution, but how coral reefs form around the world.
Amazonian artwork by pioneers of evolutionary theory now online
7 July 2015
Scientific artwork by Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates - two of the most important nineteenth-century biologists and natural history collectors - is available online for the first time.
Britain's first geological map
26 June 2015
Unearth 15 facts about William Smith’s pioneering map on its 200-year anniversary.
27 May 2015
Listen to the stories of extraordinary species that have influenced human society and changed the way we see the world.
BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series announced
19 April 2015
Museum announces a partnership with BBC Radio 4 to begin 2 June 2015.
Lego tool helps scientists study delicate insect specimens
10 February 2015
A creative tool devised by Museum scientists will make it far easier, quicker and cheaper to compare fragile specimens.
How to pickle a shark
8 January 2015
Follow the journey of a large shark specimen from a beach in Northumberland to being sealed in our spirit collection.
Museum Mars expert on a soapbox
26 June 2014
Women scientists, including the Museum's Mars expert Natasha Stephen, will discuss their work on South Bank this Saturday 29 June 2014.
Earliest heart and blood discovered
7 April 2014
Exceptional preservation reveals a 520-million-year-old cardiovascular system.
Women in natural sciences: International Women's Day 2014
Focusing on projects at the Museum run by women, and announcing our Women Artists exhibition.
Dick and Dom and Darwin
CBBC presenters discuss barnacle penises and Darwin's pet tortoise in the tank room.