A spectacular stick-insect, a rare specimen of which is looked after at the Natural History Museum, is in their top 10 species list.
The UN 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) receives an influential Green Award at the Museum.
This year’s Annual Science Lecture will be presented by Professor Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics at University College London.
This weekend is the start of National Tree Week 2010 so why not help Natural History Museum scientists with the Urban tree survey.
The iconic dodo has a makeover for the opening of the new permanent Images of Nature gallery next year.
A high-tech study of tooth growth lines reveals that Neanderthals had shorter childhoods and reached maturity earlier than modern humans.
Richard Lane responds to Paraguay expedition queries.
Museum scientists due to work with Paraguayan partners to record the little known biodiversity of the Dry Chaco region.
Last seen in 2002, this dolphin could be the first large marine mammal extinction for more than 50 years.
Between August and October the males of the long-legged Tegenaria spiders sneak indoors.
The Museum has a moth and a spider species of the day for Halloween.
What are the next steps for biodiversity after Nagoya? A special evening event at the Museum tonight explores the issues.
More species are moving closer to extinction each year, but this would be even worse without conservation activities.
The Museum’s Species of the day highlights the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle at the start of the Nagoya conference.
Experts take part in an Earthwatch debate to choose an environmental mascot for Britain.
A new species of carnivore the size of a cat has been identified in Madagascar.
Have your say in the Big Nature Debate and watch live online before the biodiversity conference this month.
From the ghost-like sea-angel to the flamingo tongue snail, these are just two of the thousands of creatures uncovered.
Two populations of African butterfly fish look the same but differ genetically by large amount.
A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants is revealed today.
Star specimens are prepared for one-night-only Science Uncovered event.
It's 1 year since the Darwin Centre opened, a record year for visitor numbers, and there's more science to be uncovered in the largest After Hours event.
The Big Nature Debate launches to explore public concerns about biodiversity loss ahead of conference.
A huge North Atlantic right whale skeleton found under the River Thames is unveiled for the first time.
Sightings of what looks like a big-eyed horny fat caterpillar have shot up at the Museum's Identification and Advisory Service.
The Heckford pygmy moth, named earlier this year, is the Museum's species of the day today.
A puzzle of why some oily whale bones make great habitats for weird and wonderful deep sea creatures has been solved.
A unique collection of more than 45,000 weevils arrives at the Museum and some are on display from today.
Woolly mammoths died out because climate change caused a massive decline in their grassland habitat, scientists report.
The mystery of a gap between the skull and backbone in barbeled dragonfishes has been solved.
Ancient human relatives used stone tools to help them eat animals more than 3 million years ago.
A rare reddish-orange coloured North American lobster has been spotted in the UK.
A rare angel shark caught in the Bristol Channel has been brought to the Museum this week.
The brief season for flying ants has begun in parts of the UK. But where have they come from?
Now, and for the next few weeks only, is the time to see the impressive adult stag beetles in flight.
Help scientists at the Museum with one of the biggest ever urban tree surveys in the UK, launched today.
Ancient humans lived in Britain more than 800,000 years ago Museum scientists report.
Big-toothed sperm whales and the International Palaeontological Congress. This week has been busy for fossil experts.
A new diatom smaller than the tip of a pin has been discovered in Turkey with the help of Museum scientists.
Join us to celebrate National Insect Week with activites, books, and more at the Museum and online.
A 34-million-year-old fossil from the Isle of Wight is the world’s oldest example of a fig wasp.
3D models showing the unusual reproductive organs of 100-million-year-old shrimp-like animals called ostracods are on display.
A hammerhead shark from the Natural History Museum is helping scientists to investigate how sharks smell.
Scientists made a leap towards creating ‘artificial life’. Join the debate in a Museum evening event in the Darwin Centre.
A tiny fish called the dracula minnow, identified by Museum experts, has been voted one of the top 10 species of 2009.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman visits Museum's newly launched Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity.
The genetic code of the Neanderthals has been revealed for the first time, giving surprising clues to their intimate relations with modern humans.
This weekend, families and Museum scientists will be heading down to the Jurassic Coast for the Fossil Festival.
The first amber fossils from the African continent have been discovered giving clues to the evolution of animals and plants.
Know your cherry tree from your apple, pear or plum tree? Help the Museum with the first UK cherry tree survey.
The fossils of a new human-like species have been uncovered in South Africa, a team of scientists reports in the journal Science.
Look out for bluebells to help discover if flowering seasons are changing as a result of climate change.
Museum plant expert Maria Vorontsova is on the hunt for wild spiny aubergines and records her daily activities in a NaturePlus blog.
Evidence for the first ever tyrannosaur dinosaur in the southern continents has been uncovered.
The DNA of an unidentified ancient human from Siberia has been revealed.
As the CITES meeting comes to an end, experts get ready for a Nature Live discussion at the Museum.
A new African fish that was unveiled at Commonwealth celebrations yesterday, goes on display later this week.
The first images of live individuals of 4 new spiny eels are published today.
As the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese New Year begins, the South China tiger is highlighted in the Museum's Species of the day.
Is that a fang or a goat horn you found on the beach? Find out with the Museum’s new online identification forums, launched today.
The world’s smallest species of eel-loach fish has been discovered by a Museum scientist and is the Species of the day.
For World Wetlands Day, the Museum’s Species of the day highlights the Kihansi spray toad, a species now extinct in the wild.
Scientists reveal the first evidence of colour-causing structures in dinosaurs and ancient birds.
As the UN launches the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) this week the IYB-UK asks people to make a pledge for biodiversity.
It may not be a happy New Year for the great yellow bumblebee, the Museum's first Species of the day.