There are more male than female specimens in natural history collections
23 October 2019
Female specimens are under represnted in natural history collections.
European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
18 October 2019
Get the facts on this garden favourite.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 winning images
15 October 2019
An image of a Tibetan fox hunting a marmot won this year's Grand Title.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Foxes on top of the world
Tibetan foxes are a little-studied species that live on the high Tibetan Plateau.
A humpback whale has been spotted in the river Thames
8 October 2019
This is only the second humpback whale in the Thames for over 100 years.
Examining the body of one of the world's most elusive porpoise species
3 October 2019
Museum scientists have dissected a spectacled porpoise specimen to discover more about these little known animals.
How to make a hedgehog house
2 October 2019
Follow our instructions to make a simple hedgehog home.
Dugongs could be more endangered than we thought
11 September 2019
Dugongs help fight climate change by protecting seagrass meadows.
Joules: Salisbury's rare barbastelle bat
Discover what happened to a rare bat that found itself in a high street shop.
The secret life of urban foxes
2 September 2019
Find out what makes Britain's towns and cities so appealing to red foxes and if they deserve the bad rap they receive.
How humans learned to live with bears
28 August 2019
Black bears in Yosemite National Park are coexisting with humans after years of conflict.
The Triassic Period: the rise of the dinosaurs
27 August 2019
What was life like during the Triassic Period?
Understanding the origins of European domestic pigs
13 August 2019
Wherever humans have gone, pigs have followed.
A new look for Chi-Chi the panda
12 August 2019
Find out why our conservators worked on Britain's most famous panda.
Ten reasons to love echidnas
4 July 2019
Discover the many interesting quirks of the elusive echidna.
How Malaysia lost its rhinos
31 May 2019
The last male rhino in Malaysia has died - here's how it happened.
Nadine Gabriel: studying 4.6 billion years of history
23 May 2019
The face of modern science is young, black, female and ambitious.
Elephant seals: a giant survival story
17 May 2019
Northern elephant seals once teetered on the brink of extinction. Now they are bouncing back.
Scottish beavers are now a protected species
1 May 2019
It is illegal to harm beavers or destroy their lodges and dams.
How water voles left their riverside homes for Glasgow grasslands
24 April 2019
Water voles in Glasgow have left the riverbank behind in search of new homes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: leading change to ban dancing monkeys
3 April 2019
This image helped bring about a ban on dancing monkeys in Indonesia.
Historic whale and dolphin stranding data made public for the first time
28 March 2019
It's one of the oldest datasets of its kind.
New species of extinct pig-footed bandicoot described from Australia
13 March 2019
Driven to extinction in the 1950s, very little is know about this species.
How do polar bears stay warm?
11 March 2019
Discover how polar bears survive in the Arctic, even when temperatures fall far below -30°C.
Eugen Sandow: a body worth immortalising
22 February 2019
A statue of the Victorian sex symbol was displayed at the Museum.
Darwin's rabbit is revealing how the animals became immune to myxomatosis
15 February 2019
Three separate rabbit populations all evolved immunity to the disease.
Mylodon darwinii: Darwin's ground sloth
12 February 2019
The first specimen of Mylodon darwinii, a ground sloth found by Charles Darwin in 1832, is now available online.
What is more impressive than a walrus's tusks?
8 February 2019
Walruses have a feature that stands out in size - and it's one that humans completely lack.
Whales and dolphins are getting stuck in fishing nets around the UK
6 February 2019
The biggest threat to marine life in Britain isn't plastic bottles - it's fishing gear.
It's a record year for grey seal pups
2 January 2019
More grey seal pups are being born on British coastlines than ever.