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.
Over 270 new species discovered in 2018
27 December 2018
They include new dinosaurs, an ancient wombat and a giant shark.
Common dolphins are flocking to Britain
10 December 2018
Climate change could be behind the increase.
Steller's sea cow: the first historical extinction of marine mammal at human hands
30 November 2018
Unusually for a modern mammal, we know little of it from a true natural history perspective.
The Siberian unicorn lived at the same time as modern humans
26 November 2018
It likely went extinct at around the same time as Neanderthals.
Darwin's giant ground sloth skull pieced together and scanned for the first time
23 November 2018
Half of the skull was lost for over a century.
Sperm whale found with flip flops stuck in its belly
21 November 2018
A sperm whale has washed up in Indonesia with nearly six kilogrammes of plastic in its digestive system.
Spiders, cetaceans and skeletons
14 November 2018
Museum experts catch us up on some of the latest natural history news.
Ancient DNA reveals the origins of the bizarre Jamaican monkey
13 November 2018
Small primates were sailing the high seas long before humans existed.
Whale earwax reveals just how much human activity can stress out marine mammals
12 November 2018
Whales had more cortisol in their bodies while the global whaling industry was at its peak.
Chimpanzees are at risk of being eaten into extinction
9 November 2018
Hunting for meat is now a serious threat to the species' survival.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the uncertain future of China's primates
16 October 2018
Some species have fewer than 30 individuals left alive.
Could storms be behind the lost beluga in the Thames?
26 September 2018
Experts think it is likely that the beluga came from the direction of Svalbard off Norway.
Dormice use their whiskers to 'see' in the dark
24 September 2018
Find out how these arboreal rodents use their whiskers to navigate at night.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: a sun bear behind bars
14 September 2018
This caged sun bear lives in filthy conditions in an Indonesian zoo.
Water voles return to Exmoor for the first time in 30 years
13 September 2018
The rodents are being reintroduced in the hope of starting a new colony.
New species of fossil wombat unearthed in the Australian outback
22 August 2018
The fossils will help us understand how these creatures evolved over the past 40 million years.