Tracing the evolution of the aubergine
30 August 2018
Researchers are delving into the origin of the aubergine by sequencing its DNA.
OSIRIS-REx has snapped the first images of asteroid Bennu
29 August 2018
The spacecraft will continue taking three pictures a week until it reaches the asteroid.
Is 2018 a bumper year for wasps?
24 August 2018
It's been a long, hot summer and now that August is drawing to a close, wasps are out in full force.
Ancient child from Siberia was Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid
23 August 2018
Fragments of bone from a Siberian cave reveal ancient human species were mating.
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.
'Asteroid forensics' could reveal the origin of water
17 August 2018
Meteorite impacts may have been key to life on Earth.
NASA launches solar probe to study the Sun
15 August 2018
The Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft in history.
Close-up images of asteroid Ryugu captured by spacecraft Hayabusa2
10 August 2018
Discover the story behind the latest images to come from a Japanese sample return asteroid mission.
You can name the Museum's cutest members of staff
31 August 2018
Three lambs have been born to the Museum's sheep, and you can name them.
More whales and dolphins than ever spotted in the UK
7 August 2018
It has been a record year for cetacean sightings in the waters around Britain.