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What are the secrets of spider dating? | Natural History Museum

For some spiders, choosing the wrong mate can be deadly. Jan Beccaloni, Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, explains some of the tactics male...

What is more impressive than a walrus's tusks? | Natural History Museum

Walruses are known for their impressive tusks. But they have another feature that is equally impressive. Richard Sabin, Principal Curator of...

Diving in the dark: exploring underground realms | Natural History Museum

Our drive to understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth leads us to search for clues deep underground. Cave divers are at the forefront...

Specimen stores and lights at night | #NHM_Live

In December's #NHM_Live we're heading behind the scenes, meeting scientists and uncovering some mysterious specimens. Join us for the live...

Can you find dinosaur fossils in Ireland? | Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs existed for over 170 million years and lived all over the Earth. You might expect to find fossil evidence of them everywhere you look,...

How to... make a light trap | Natural History Museum

Light traps are a great way to get to know your local wildlife. Find out how to build a simple light sheet so that you can go on your own insect...

The beauty of light trapping | Natural History Museum

There is a huge variety of animals that are active after sunset. The absence of light can make spotting them a challenge, especially when it comes...

Fishy faces, fur and feathers | #NHM_Live

In the first #NHM_Live of 2019 we round up the latest natural history news, take a tour of the Museum's cutting edge digitisation labs, and...

Spiders, cetaceans and skeletons | #NHM_Live

In our November edition of #NHM_Live we’ll hear from our experts on some recent natural history news before venturing into one of the Museum’s...

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Fungi are mostly hidden from view, but they are all around us. Neither plants or animal, they play an important in ecosystems, acting as recyclers...

The vampires of Wolf Island #WPY54 | Natural History Museum

When resources run short, the sharp-beaked finches of Wolf Island turn into vampires to survive. Dr Alex Bond, Senior Curator of Birds at the...