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Get breaking news from world-leading scientists.

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

Research from our scientists

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.

Environment news

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

Global warming is causing UK plants to flower earlier

Plants in the UK now flower around a month earlier than they were hundreds of years ago. 

2 February 2022

Bees, butterflies and moths 'confused' by air pollution

Air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides can cause as much as a 90% decline in pollinator visits to flowers.

24 January 2022

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. Hundreds of them are found by scientists at the Museum.

Space news

Our scientists are working at the forefront of space research, collaborating on missions to Mars and beyond.

Mars 2020: an essential guide to the mission

The Mars 2020 mission is NASA's first major return to the red planet since it sent the Curiosity rover in 2011, and the Museum is involved with this new mission in a number of ways.

24 July 2020

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