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Discover new species and explore pioneering research into life on Earth. Hear our experts' take on science news from around the world.

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Behind the scenes, hundreds of Museum scientists study every aspect of life in our galaxy - from far-flung planets to the insects in our gardens. Explore their discoveries.

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Nature needs our help. Get updates on the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and more.

UK has 'led' the world in destroying the natural environment

Centuries of farming, building and industry have made the UK one of the most nature-depleted countries in Europe.

26 September 2020

Beepkeeping in cities is harming other wildlife, study finds

Enthusiasm for beekeeping in the UK's major cities is threatening other local wildlife, according to a new report.

30 September 2020

Dinosaur news

The Museum houses one of the world's most important dinosaur collections. Discover more about how it is supporting research into these prehistoric animals.

In our blog series, Dinosaur diaries, hear from the palaeontology team as they give their take on breaking dinosaur news from around the world.

New species

Thousands of new animals and plants are discovered every year. 

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