Latest blog entries

Our Global Neighbours: Encounters with Bali in Mosman

The beauty of Indonesian fabric amplified by knowledge.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: let the judging begin

The entries are in, now over to our judges for the hard part.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2014

The cutting edge of the Amazonian knife fish

Understanding species diversity in the Amazon, one electric fish at a time!

By: Dr Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2014

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