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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...

Spiders, cetaceans and skeletons | #NHM_Live
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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...

What can survive a wildfire? | Natural History Museum

We might think of fire as a destructive force, but for some plants it’s the path to perfect growing conditions. For some, like the giant sequoia,...

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...

#WPY54 Winners | #NHM_Live
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Join wildlife photographers and competition judges for a unique look at some of the winning images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the...

How do frogs see in the dark? | Natural History Museum

Scientists are figuring out exactly how frogs see the world around them, using a wide range of technologies in the process. Find out more about...

Life at hydrothermal vents | Natural History Museum

Hydrothermal vents are unique environments. Dr Adrian Glover and Dr Maggie Georgieva are looking at how animals adapt to survive on these ocean...