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Ancient Trade Ignores Modern Political Boundaries

Obsidian artefacts reveal social relations between Russia and China about 20,000 years ago.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Opening our doors

The Museum’s very first public exhibition celebrated the ‘natural and industrial products’ of New South Wales.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Egyptian Past: The Lady of Terror

How the rampaging Goddess of destruction was pacified.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Aug 2014

News about Nerites

There’s a lot more to learn about even the most familiar snails.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: Science, Date: 05 Aug 2014

Food Culture: Aboriginal Bread

How do hunters bake their bread?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Aug 2014

Who Likes Indonesian Art?

A small group of connoisseurs finds the textile-delights in the Museum’s Collections store.

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

If Twitter was around in the 1800s: the Waite diaries

We summarise a diary of Edgar Waite, zoologist and Museum curator, in 17 tweets.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Indonesia's National Eagle

Decoding Garuda Pancasila, Indonesia's national emblem.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jul 2014

A network of people and places for the study of genetic diversity

Many research sites now provide ongoing observations on genetic diversity, but how can researchers around the world share this information?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

Why the official conservation status of species matters

It’s not just a category; it’s about directing scarce conservation resources to the species most in need.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014