Space, specimens and dating strategies

Spiders use a variety of unusual dating strategies. But would any of them work for us?

On this episode of #NHM_Live, we demonstrated dating techniques inspired by nature, caught up on the latest natural history news and revealed the identity of the mystery specimen of the month.

Zoe Hughes, Curator of Fossil Invertebrates, gave a behind-the-scenes peek at the Museum's palaeontology collections - from fossil brachiopods to extinct octopuses.

Meteorite Curator Dr Natasha Almeida was also in the studio to discuss China's recent lunar mission and how Museum scientists study the Moon.

This #NHM_Live was broadcast on 27 February 2019.

Explore the collections

From giant fossil mammals to mysterious moths, uncover the colourful stories behind some of the Museum's most fascinating specimens.