Roman-era skulls show far less gum disease than modern Brits, due to the invention of smoking and the rise in diabetes.
A pride of lions and a scorpion in the Sun scoop the top prizes.
The world's oldest vertebrate sex organs, found in 385-million-year-old fish, prove sex is a lot older than we thought.
Are giant spiders invading Britain's homes? Find out if that eight-legged beast in your bathtub is dangerous with Museum expert Stuart Hine.
The lifestyles of extinct marine crocs mirror those of today's living groups.
A new technique for producing cells from butterflies and beetles could pave the way for paint colours that never fade.
The only beetles collected by Dr David Livingstone have been discovered at the Museum 150 years after he brought them back from the Zambezi River expedition in Africa.
The details of Richard III’s bloody battlefield death have been revealed for the first time through CT scanning of his suspected skeleton.
Take a journey through life on Earth in a new book that explores our most iconic fossils.
The first complete Greenland shark specimen has been preserved for research at the Museum after washing up on a Northumberland beach last autumn.
I was asked to present a short talk at the Houses of Parliament using specimens from the Natural History Museu...
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:32:12
On Sunday I helped with a workshop at the Museum as part of the the nationwide 'Big Draw' initiative. ‘E...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:17
The femur of a man found near Ust'-Ishim, Siberia, has yielded the oldest modern human genome yet recovered....
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:30:36