The contenders are the Hercules baboon spider and the Goliath bird-eating spider. Watch the video.
A rare butterfly has been found in the Sensational Butterflies butterfly house.
A memorial to the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami opens at the Museum today.
Funding for a Museum scientific trip to Paraguay has been reallocated.
The first spinosaur dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Australia is uncovered by Museum scientists.
The Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Owens as Director of Science.
The Museum begins the return of ancestral remains to the Torres Strait Island community. Watch a video.
This weekend, families and Museum scientists head to the Jurassic Coast for the Fossil Festival.
A new tropical butterfly has been uncovered in the collections at the Museum.
Edwin Rist pleading guilty to burglary and money laundering of 299 rare bird skins from the Museum. Watch a video.
The ancestors of today’s lice, and their bird and mammal hosts, were diversifying before dinosaurs went extinct.
Have you seen any bluebells yet? Help record the first bluebell sightings.
Millions of mature elms have died in the UK from Dutch elm disease. Help find out how many are left.
A genetic study of African hunter-gatherers suggests modern humans evolved in southern Africa rather than in the east.
This is the largest single return to Australia and is a landmark decision, bringing a new approach to repatriation.
A chemical essential for building the first life forms on Earth has been found in abundance in an Antarctic meteorite.
Watch the video as Jerry Hall unveils the 110-carat Cora Sun-Drop diamond on display in the Museum.
Watch the video and find out about the earliest known examples of human skulls made into cups, revealed today by Museum scientists.
The recent cold winter may have caused chaos for commuters but it could mean we are due for a mass flowering of snowdrops.
What do you call a potato? There are more than 600 names for just 4 cultivated species.
The northern bottlenose whale that died in the River Thames in 2006 goes on display at the Museum at Tring.
Explore how artists and scientists see the natural world in the Museum's new gallery.
A new group of ancient humans interbred with our species and left behind a genetic trace. Chris Stringer talks about the research.