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Food Culture: What Happened to Pepper

Spicing, healing and changing the course of history.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Feb 2014

Flying Frogs: the aerodynamic amphibians

Some frogs have well and truly taken a leap into the trees

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 16 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: Spot the Pygmy Seahorse

What a week! Try spotting the Pygmy Seahorse, view the 'hinge-headed fish' and check out the juvenile wrasse action.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 14 Feb 2014

Valuing mud

In 1929 the Australian Museum was asked to value Deep Sea Mud samples.

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

Our Global Neighbours: Scroll Paintings

Appreciation of painting – Chinese style

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2014

Frequent fires empty the honeypot

Honeyeater birds favour Blue Mountains heathlands with longer fire-free periods, but current fire frequencies tend to be much higher.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2014

Tribute to Sparky the Diamond Python

Recently, the Museum said a final goodbye to one of its best-known resident animals, Sparky.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 09 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: How old is a White Shark?

How old is a 5 m long White shark?  Perhaps older than you think. Check out all the new content below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2014

Howard Hughes

Just like his namesake, the Australian Museum filmmaking pioneer, Howard Hughes, had a passion for film.

By: Catherine Thompson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2014

Fruit Flies: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Have you ever left some ripe fruit on the kitchen bench overnight only to find a swarm of tiny flies hovering there the next morning?

By: Dr Shane McEvey, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014