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Research Grant to Make a Big Difference to Coral Reefs

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation has been awarded a grant for research on crown of thorns starfish — the biggest cause of coral loss.

By: Charlie Shuetrim, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Meet your very great grandma

Eye to eye with our Ice-age ancestors.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2014

'Extinct' Big-eared Bat Found After 120 Years

A Big-eared Bat has been rediscovered in Papua New Guinea after more than a century.

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: The Colour of Afterlife

How ancient Egyptians netted themselves blue for eternity.

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

I'm looking through you!

Posting someone else's work might seem like a slack way to produce a blog page, but I hope you'll forgive me. This is just stunning!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2014

The Chusan Ball

In a time before the Internet and text messages, the arrival of the first British mail steam ship was cause for celebration in the Colony.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Gold, whistling pots and sugar.

Unearthing secrets of Chimu culture at Cayalti Estate in Peru.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2014

“Where’s he going?” Radio-tracking frogs in the Macquarie Marshes

Finding out how frogs move around might be key to conserving unique dryland frog communities.

By: Dr Joanne Ocock, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

One Eastern Quoll is not like another

The best time to gather information about a species is before they decline.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014