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Which way home from the big blue?

It's a big blue ocean if you are only 10 mm long. New research shows how tiny larval reef fishes find their way around the ocean.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014

What does Lifelong Learning mean?

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the look on a child's face that has just discovered something new.

By: Ms Fara Pelarek, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Jun 2014

Egyptian Past: Who Guarded the Intestines?

The evolution of guarding body parts.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2014

Sorry JPEG, sometimes you're a pixellated mess

Don't knock nostalgia when you're knee-deep in a 35 mm slide collection.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2014

DigiVol:Malacology CRG 008 digitised and almost dusted

 DigiVol digitisers support the work undetaken by Malacology Collection staff and research scientists.
 

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2014

Croc Swap

Recently we swapped two young Freshwater Crocodiles, Crocodylus johnstoni, for two new hatchling crocodiles in Surviving Australia.

By: Lachlan Manning, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Jun 2014

Keeping and Breeding Egyptian Beetles, Blaps polychresta

For the past few years the Australian Museum has bred this amazing beetle. This has required trying new ideas and a few little changes.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Jun 2014

Diamonds make valuable discovery

A golden object spotted in the water proved to be an interesting find.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2014

Tropical visitor

During their morning swim, the pink-capped Bold and Beautiful swimmers were recently surprised by another bold and beautiful creature.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jun 2014

DigiVol: Archives show their appreciation

Find out why DigiVol was given such a delicious and beautifully decorated cake.

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