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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

Fishy loans?

"So, you wanna borrow a fish... you've come to the right place."

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jun 2014

Scientists for a Day meet Australia’s deadly 30

The recent Scientist for a Day program saw young would-be scientists come face to face with Australia’s most dangerous animals.

By: Felicity Nelson, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Jun 2014

It ain't Hollywood!

Filming the demonstration of how a Two-Circle (Theodolite) Reflecting Goniometer works.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2014

Evolution of Australian Biota

The Evolution of Australian Biota study days opened in Sydney this week.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Jun 2014

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