Could petunias be killers? Or potatoes be murderous? Yes, according to new research.
The Prime Minister and other senior ministers gave a Q and A session on climate change in the Museum's new Darwin Centre this morning.
Does biodiversity matter? Now is your chance to find out as the International Year of Biodiversity UK launches.
Today is the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Art of Nature is a new Natural History Museum book by Judith Magee.
New research could help protect the future of a rare mockingbird in the Galapagos Islands.
Coral reefs could be condemned to extinction at next month’s Copenhagen climate summit, warns Pavan Sukhdev of the UN Environment Programme.
Who has a brain the size of a pea? Who needs to label 100,000 butterflies? Why would you deliberately hunt viruses?
£1 billion? £100 billion? £1 trillion? Pavan Sukhdev discusses at this year’s Annual Science Lecture at the Museum on Monday.
Museum scientists create social networking tool called Scratchpads.
An unusual meteorite with an interesting orbit has been tracked to the ground.
A near-complete 165-million-year-old dinosaur skull in the Museum’s collection is identified.
Woo a worm in London’s Hyde Park this Saturday at the launch of the Earthworm Society of Britain.
A new species of pigeon-sized dinosaur is the smallest ever found in North America.
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners are announced.
A new parasitoid wasp that feeds on a whitefly pest has been discovered in the UK.
A flint hand axe that helped reveal humankind's ancient age goes on display.
Scared of spiders? Intrigued by ticks? Explore this new Museum book Arachnids.
New pterosaur species shows evidence that evolution didn't always happen in gradual steps.
Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) gets £1.1million for 3rd phase.
A 4.4 million-year-old fossil skeleton of an ancient human-like creature is uncovered.
Goals set to alleviate poverty won't be met unless we address biodiversity loss.
Help scientists find out about England's air quality in a survey launched today.
Scientists have developed the world's first underwater observatory connected to the internet.
A dung beetle from Costa Rica has been named after Charles Darwin and the Darwin Initiative.
Ever fancied naming a new species? Well, now is your chance.
Prince William and a very large tarantula join in a Nature Live talk this week.
Prince William and David Attenborough unveil the Museum's new Darwin Centre.
Modern humans spread out of Africa 20,000 years later than previously thought.
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will be guest of honour at centre's opening.
The public and scientists help create the first 150,000 species pages in the Encyclopedia of Life.
The Big Seaweed Search launches and Wembury 24-hour marine Bioblitz begins in Devon today.
First images from the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition are revealed.
More than 8 million butterflies and moths move in to the Darwin Centre.
The Museum has been targeted by thieves who have stolen a number of tropical bird ‘skins’.
The mammoth task of cleaning the 8-storey cocoon building is completed.
Gough's cave was one of the first places humans returned to in Britain after last ice age.
A DNA barcode to identify the world's plants has been agreed by an international team of scientists.
Celebrate bats with special family events this weekend at the Museum.
Get ready to experience the Natural History Museum’s metamorphosis.
Hadrosaurs could chew in a very unusual way, scientists announce today.
The Museum’s much loved Diplodocus dinosaur has received its annual spring clean.
Leading artists and writers are brought together for the Museum’s contemporary arts exhibition.
Ancient elephant fossils return to Barnstaple more than 160 years later.
The oldest evidence for reproduction with giant sperm has been uncovered in the Natural History Museum’s collections.
Woolly mammoths survived in Shropshire, UK, up until 14,000 years ago.
Museum insect detectives have teamed up with the Forensic Science Service.
Today the Natural History Museum welcomed its 25 millionth visitor.
Scientists have identified a fragment of Neanderthal skull in sediments extracted from the bottom of the North Sea.
A campaign is launched to re-introduce the short-haired bumblebee to the UK from New Zealand.
Three million plant specimens are being frozen to make sure they stay free of pests.
The world's longest insect, on display at the Museum, is voted one of the top 10 species of 2008.
A small display of a dwarf hippo skull and hobbit skull copy, opens at the Museum today
Some dinosaurs may have held their head up like a giraffe scientists report today.
A cast of Ida, the 47-million-year-old lemur-like creature, goes on display.
Visit the Evolution Rocks Fossil Festival this weekend.
Today is the UN’s International Day for Biological Diversity.
A 47-million-year old fossil of a lemur-like creature reveals clues to early primate evolution.
A study of jaws and teeth from France reveals modern humans may have eaten Neanderthals.
Visitors explore the Natural History Museum at Tring after hours tonight.
The new edition of the Museum book Fossils: The Key to the Past is out now.
Ancient Madagascan hippos shed light on origins of small-brained hobbit. Watch the video.
Dinosaurs were dying out much earlier than previously thought say Museum scientists.
The first live tropical butterflies have been released today in preparation for Butterfly Jungle.
The Museum’s Evolution Season of free talks with scientists starts today.
Museum Scientists are calling on the British public to help complete a bluebell puzzle.
Some of the spectacular hawkmoths the Museum bought with the help of public donations go on display.
The first of the 20 million specimens move in to the new Darwin Centre this week.
Explore extraordinary animal voyages in the new Natural History Museum book, Animal Migration.
After almost 120 years in the Museum collections, a new Colombian bird is discovered.
Wildlife Presenter Chris Packham launches the OPAL Soil and Earthworm Survey.
A new exhibition creates a buzz at the Natural History Museum at Tring from today.
Fossil fragments are pieced together to reveal a 500-million-year-old monster predator.
A 17-metre-long wafer-thin section of a 200-year-old oak tree is unveiled today. Watch a video too.
A new species of tiny fish with huge jaw structures has been identified by Natural History Museum scientists.
The first group of Natural History Museum scientists have moved in to the new high-tech labs.
1.5 million-year-old footprints have been uncovered in Kenya.
If you love museums, then the new social networking website, Creative Spaces, is for you.
A 380-million-year-old fossil fish that shows an unborn embryo and umbilical cord has been discovered.
Fossilised pregnant fish was one of the first animals to have sex. Read more and watch a video.
A new butterfly has been discovered with the help of a 90-year-old Museum specimen and its hairy mouthparts.
Experts talk about Neanderthals and genomes at the AAAS science conference in Chicago this week.
Celebrations for the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin were held at the Museum yesterday.
Chinese mitten crabs pests that invaded the River Thames around 75 years ago are safe to eat.
Largest museum collection of dogs in the UK go back on display in the revamped Gallery 6.
Populations of moths living on a mountain in Borneo have moved more than 60m uphill.
A new marine bill for the UK is due to become law this year.
Get your binoculars and bird seed ready. This weekend, is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition begins its global search this week.
Birds survived the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs because of their larger brains, Museum scientists report today.
Discover more than 200 treasured Museum objects in this stunning new book.
The earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx, had hearing similar to an emu, Natural History Museum scientists report today.
The 3-day Ice Sculpting Festival begins today at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink.
From the world's longest insect to a dual sex moth, read some of our fascinating top natural history stories from 2008.