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DigiVol: Where in the World Is DigiVol?

Find out more about what inspired DigiVol volunteers at the Australian Museum to become DigiVollys.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2014

White’s True-blue Green Tree Frog

Why did early scientists give the Green Tree Frog a Latin name that means ‘blue’?

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2014

Food Culture: How do you have your Cacahuatl?

Evolution of hot chocolate – from spicy and bitter to sweet.

By: Category: Science, Date: 11 Sep 2014

Swashed away

How do tiny beach inhabitants turn risk into opportunity?

By: Dr Lucia Fanini, Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 10 Sep 2014

Our Global Neighbours: People from Aztlan

A short and sweet summary of the culture that pioneered chocolate.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Sep 2014

The time of sands may be running out

If we want Australia’s beaches to persist as living ecosystems, we need to develop a way of checking beach health.

By: Alan Jones, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2014

Life among the Aztecs

What was everyday life like for the Aztec commoner? 

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Sep 2014

Where the heck are the Austral and Gambier Islands?

If you are like me, you've never heard of these islands, but I (along with three of my colleagues) will soon join an expedition to go there.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2014

Strange deep-sea life form discovered

A new type of marine animal resembling mushroom-shaped jellyfish has scientists stumped.

By: Lisa Robinson, Category: Science, Date: 04 Sep 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Polynesian Brothers and Sisters

Your friend is an ocean away – an incredible Polynesian estate.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Sep 2014