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Looking good when you’re a fish-outa-water

Male land fish invest more in their looks when competition for females is higher.

By: Courtney Morgans, Category: Science, Date: 09 May 2014

Dear Mr Darwin - The Long Gallery

The Museum’s Long Gallery is about to be transformed to reflect some of its 19th century glory and the science of the time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Science, Date: 08 May 2014

The Gentle Giant (Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

The winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 14-year-old Udayan Rao Pawar, shares the story of his captivating image.

By: Udayan Rao Pawar, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 May 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Saving lives in war and peace

A cup of coffee before going to war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 07 May 2014

Fanciful fishes

This collection of Sydney’s earliest natural history paintings is certainly artistic, but is it scientific?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 May 2014

Mysterious sand 'craters'

While strolling along the beach at Hare Bay in Jervis Bay, NSW, I noticed in the shallows, a number of indentations in the sand.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

A black swan event

A Black Swan is caught on video.....body surfing!

By: Dr Penny Berents, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

Everything you ever needed to know about Leaf Beetles

A new book summarises our current knowledge of this huge group of leaf-eating beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Australian Museum research is punching above its weight

How does Australian Museum research compare to that of other international museums?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Michael Calver, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Fish full of fishes

The 'fish folk' recently teamed up with James King from Photography to take x-rays of two predatory fish.  What we saw surprised us!

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2014