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Fearsome fishes, predatory plants | Natural History Museum

In April's #NHM_Live broadcast, scientists from the recent #DY100 expedition join us in the studio to share some of the deep sea specimens...

Do water voles really need water? | Natural History Museum

Water voles are normally found near waterways. But in 2008, Cath Scott, Biodiversity Officer at Glasgow City Council, was called to an unusual...

Beetles and bloodsuckers | #NHM_live

In March's #NHM_Live we took a closer look at beetles and parasites from the collection, got the latest update on natural history in the news, and...

Are spiders good mothers? | Natural History Museum

Step aside Spider-Man, here comes spider-mum. Many spiders protect their eggs with a silk pouch, but there's a species of jumping spider that...

How to... make a bird feeder | Natural History Museum

Bring nature to your doorstep by keeping wild birds fed with a homemade bird feeder. Follow our steps to build a seed feeder from a reused plastic...

How did primates get to the Americas? | Natural History Museum

Primates appeared in the Americas between 40 and 44 million years ago. But how they first got there is a bit of a mystery. Evolutionary Biologist,...

Why did T. rex have small arms? | Natural History Museum

Tyrannosaurus's tiny arms are often joked about. But were their surprisingly muscular limbs actually more useful than they're given credit for?...

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...