First evidence that organic matter can survive meteorite impacts supports the possibility that life on Earth may have originated elsewhere.
A new genus is named after the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection on the centenary of his death.
A blind cave-dwelling creature is found to be the first venomous crustacean, a group that contains over 70,000 species including crabs, shrimp and barnacles.
CT scans show a fish twice the anglerfish's size curled up inside its stomach.
Researchers discover a process that drained the early Martian atmosphere of carbon dioxide, cooling the climate.
1.8-million-year-old skull shows there may have been fewer species of early human.
Discovery of the oldest intact nervous system in the world provides evidence for the evolution of spiders and scorpions.
Evidence from tooth plaque suggests Neanderthals had a diverse diet.
New evidence suggests ancient supervolcanoes erupted on the planet a billion years earlier than previously thought.
Museum palaeontologist's study suggests Cambrian explosion of animals was not implausibly fast.
Human remains housed at the Museum vital to new study of the chronology of Egypt's early rulers.
As research shows European men grow taller, Prof Chris Stringer explains why our height varies throughout history.
Museum experts have been called to a Thames porpoise stranding in the centenary year of the cetacean strandings project.
Recent mammal discoveries emphasise the need to preserve museum collections.
New dinosaur research suggests that sauropods' necks were less flexible than previously thought.
Museum Curator of meteorites Dr Caroline Smith explains why this year's Perseid display was so spectacular.
Damselflies are the unwitting host of this insect from Taiwan.
Scientists find plant not seen in London since 1900 in Queen’s backyard.
Available plant biodiversity should be explored, experts say.
Museum fossil reveals secret of sharksucker’s adhesive disc.
Museum scientist shows behavioural change shapes evolution.
He looks after 10 million beetles and will be speaking at TEDxAlbertopolis.
A remarkable 55-million-year-old fossil is revealed.
Museum scientists reveal function of extinct solitaire's knob-like wing ball.
Some of the earliest signs of modern human culture are linked to climate change.
Chytrid fungus has been found in caecilians for the first time.
It's just about visible to the naked eye. Discover this new species and genus.
Museum scientists are finding the best way to study meteorites returned from Mars.
A rare double-eyed owl butterfly has emerged at the Museum.
A new Amazonian miniature fish is discovered.
CT scans reveal details of the ancient flying reptile's braincase.
A DNA study on the giant squid used tissue samples from the Museum's Archie specimen.
Significance of Museum's 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler finally recognised.
Museum scientists find the first natural whale-fall in Antarctica and species such as the bone-eating worm.
Museum scientists have mapped the genetic code of 4 tapeworm species.
Brains had less room for complex functions and may have played a role in Neanderthals' demise.
The Broken Hill skull goes on display today in the Treasures Cadogan Gallery.
The Museum's giant squid and the recent footage are adding to our knowledge of this amazing cephalopod.
Chris Stringer comments on research that re-dates the last evidence of Neanderthals in Europe.
The origin of the unusual sucking disc is explained by Museum scientist.
More than half a million people have taken part in the OPAL project.
Museum scientist says evidence could be preserved in craters.
A western long-beaked echidna specimen was collected in 1901.