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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) joined 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

Egyptian Past: Holy Cow

The double life of the Goddess of love and pleasure.
 

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2014

How DNA Sampling is helping the Aviation Industry

Wildlife strikes (aka birdstrikes and airstrikes) are common at airports all over the world. Our new video is helping to manage the risk.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2014