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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.

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.

Endangered water voles to be reintroduced to London

One of Britain's most threatened mammals is being given a boost as a community group works to reintroduce them to a River Thames tributary in Kingston.

26 October 2020

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

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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