Find answers to your big nature questions. Delve into stories about the Museum’s collections, scientists and research. Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. How to tell the sex of a betta fish star, established brawler and owner of a killer claw, Velociraptor has quite a reputation.
Just how big was megalodon and could this giant predator still be lurking in the dark depths of the ocean? Discover the rocky abyss and meet some unusual residents thriving in the absolute darkness of caves. Are we really made of stardust? Stars that go supernova are responsible for creating many of the elements of the periodic table, including those that make up the human body. Three lambs have been born to the Museum’s sheep, and you can name them. It has been a record year for cetacean sightings in the waters around Britain. Museum scientists are travelling the globe to understand how frogs see the world.
The discovery is expected to be followed up by more new species. Did you know the word ‘dinosaur’ wasn’t coined until 1842? Take our quiz to find out which dinosaur you’re most like – could it be the terrifying T. What’s the next best thing to studying prehistoric dinosaurs in the flesh? Could scientists bring dinosaurs back to life? Is a mosquito trapped in amber really the way to bring dinosaurs back from the dead? Discover the science and art involved in making the Museum’s Neanderthal and early modern human models.