More than 300 scientists work here in earth and life sciences, our core research labs and library and archives.
An acclaimed research institution, we publish over 700 scientific papers a year with international collaborators.
16 March 2018
Museum archaeologists have helped to uncover clues to the people who lived in North Africa 15,000 years ago.
26 February 2018
Plants appeared on Earth 100 million years earlier than scientists previously thought.
22 February 2018
Ancient DNA reveals that the British population was all but wiped out and replaced roughly 4,400 years ago.
14 February 2018
A piece of Martian meteorite is being returned to the red planet by NASA.