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Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon

A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2014

Dear Mr Darwin - Evolution

One of the Australian Museum’s earliest Curators was not only an industrious man of science but one ahead of his time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2014

Indiana Jones Dreaming - Virtual Expeditions

Have you heard about the Biodiversity Volunteer Portal? You might be suprised by where it will lead you.  

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

DigiVol: 16,000+ transcriptions but who is counting

Megan is the first virtual volunteer on the Biodiversity Volunteer Portal (BVP) to transcribe 16,000 specimen and archival records.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

Seven new species of praying mantises discovered in Australia

Newly discovered species of praying mantises are adapted to Australia’s arid climate.

By: Graham Milledge, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

French fossil find

Fossils are more than intriguing ancient objects. They can reveal much about the past, present & future. What might a fossil shrimp reveal?

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

Why collect?

Every year, the question most commonly asked at the Australian Museum’s Open Day is: why do you need so many specimens in jars?

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Food Culture: Drink your Tea

A history of tea in 488 words.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Body trafficking at the Museum

Where did some of the Museum’s human skeletons come from?

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2014

Volcanic disasters and the beginning of Lapita style pottery in Papua New Guinea

A major volcanic eruption about 3000 years ago contributed to the earliest pottery production in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014