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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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Invasive red fire ants found in Europe for the first time

Red imported fire ants are one of the world’s most damaging invasive species.

11 September 2023

Deep sea mining: A necessary industry or too much risk?

Scientists are warning that we simply know too little about the deep sea. 

15 August 2023

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.

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

From field to Vault, how the largest Winchcombe meteorite was found

The fireball that fell from the sky in February 2021 has been formally classified as the Winchcombe meteorite. The largest piece, which was discovered in a field of sheep poo, is now on display in The Vault gallery.  

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