From the discovery of new dinosaurs and fresh insights into what they looked like, to new evidence about the evolution and extinction of other prehistoric creatures, keep up to date with recent research findings.
Spectacular fossil brain discovery leads to rethink of the evolution of arthropods.
Tooth of ferocious marine reptile is largest of its kind found in the UK.
Exceptional preservation reveals a 520-million-year-old cardiovascular system.
Unknown animal species from half a billion years ago have been uncovered in the Canadian Rockies.
Discovery of the oldest intact nervous system in the world provides evidence for the evolution of spiders and scorpions.
BBC's Blue Peter film unveiling of giant dinosaur skeleton.
New dinosaur research suggests that sauropods' necks were less flexible than previously thought.
A remarkable 55-million-year-old fossil is revealed. Museum fossil mammal expert Jerry Hooker comments on the finding.
Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed details of the ancient flying reptile's braincase that will help scientists discover more about its behaviour.
245-million-year-old fossils at the Museum belong to Nyasasaurus, possibly the earliest dinosaur.
The oldest teeth have been identified in an ancient fish, revealing clues to the origin of our own.
The ancient animal Fuxianhuia protensa had a brain just as complex as today's lobsters and crabs.
Crocodiles are often thought of as living fossils, unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. But 150 million years ago the feeding habits of some crocodylians were more similar to today's killer whales.
Techniques used for designing F1 cars have helped Museum scientists uncover dinosaur feeding habits.
Museum scientists reveal for the first time how 4-legged dinosaurs like Triceratops and Stegosaurus stood.
Museum scientists have identified a dwarf mammoth in the Mediterranean. It is the smallest known to have ever lived.
Following the discovery of Yutyrannus huali, dinosaur expert Paul Barrett gives his view on whether other large dinosaurs may also have had feathers.
Scientists at the Museum find the first direct evidence that the prehistoric sea creature Anomalocaris had compound eyes with 16,000 lenses.
A new dinosaur, Spinops, has been identified from skull bone fossils overlooked in the Museum collections for nearly a century.
New research suggests giant sauropod dinosaurs migrated seasonally across the vast plains of western North America. It is the first evidence of dinosaur migration.
How does Archaeopteryx fit in with bird origins? The Museum's Paul Barrett and Angela Milner give their views.
The first spinosaur dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Australia is uncovered by Museum scientists.
The ancestors of today’s lice, and their bird and mammal hosts, were diversifying before dinosaurs went extinct.
Woolly mammoths died out because climate change caused a massive decline in their grassland habitat, scientists report.
Evidence for the first ever tyrannosaur dinosaur in the southern continents has been uncovered.
Scientists reveal the first evidence of colour-causing structures in dinosaurs and ancient birds.
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