Kernowite: New mineral found on rock mined in Cornwall

The dark green mineral has been called kernowite as the rock comes from a mine in Cornwall.

Dec. 23, 2020 ~2 min

Asteroid capsule landing point detected

A search is under way for a capsule carrying the first large quantities of rock from an asteroid.

Dec. 5, 2020 ~2 min

Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.

Rodney Harrison, Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~25 min

Fantastic beasts in the real world and where to find them

London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.

Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Ammonite: Who was the real Mary Anning?

In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?

Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Penarth 'dinosaur footprints' investigated by museum

The prospect of a "really, really exciting" find will be checked by the Natural History Museum, experts say.

By Nick Hartley • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Natural History Museum will showcase 'fantastic beasts'

The Harry Potter universe will be used to shine a light on nature's own amazing creatures.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 8, 2020 ~4 min

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2019 ~6 min