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Discovering the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong

Much of the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia remains undiscovered, but is already under great threat.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Oct 2014

Waite, there’s more...

Australian Mueaxseame? Edgar Waite muses on spelling blunders in 1906.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Oct 2014

Bilum in the maketi ples

A traditional weaving technique from Papua New Guinea is finding new forms of expression.

By: Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Oct 2014

Our Global Neighbours: King’s Misfortune and Devil

How sickness came to the world and how to remedy disorders.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2014

100,000 transcriptions and a roomful of molluscs

Our Digital Volunteers team (DigiVol) recently celebrated two incredible milestones.

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Aztecs Teachers Preview

Before school holidays began 145 teachers had a sneak peak into the new and exciting Aztecs Exhibition.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Food for the birds – pop-up restaurants on the Kurnell Peninsula

A study of the food supply of an endangered bird population in NSW turned up a surprising but short-lived foraging site.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Baby don’t look like Momma

Just how much do we know about larval (baby) fishes?

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2014

Science on the eve of war

Not even the outbreak of war could stop more than 300 scientists from completing their mission to Australia in 1914.

By: Geoffrey Fishburn, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Sep 2014

Awesome August

Lifelong Learning staff have had a busy Term 3 with a series of onsite, offsite and virtual events reaching over 10,000 students .

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Sep 2014