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Category: Science

All credit to Krefft: Gerard Krefft’s invisible new species of dunnart

150 years later, we set a naming record straight!

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2015

Food Culture: Reflections on Rice

One of the major staples of humanity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Bird with Hundred Eyes

The Peacock and healing in Hindu and Buddhist tradition.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: How Buddha Came to Australia

Long before mindfulness, compassion and lack of desires became popular.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jan 2015

Preserving the tree of life

If you had to choose to save just one critically endangered species, which would it be and why?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jan 2015

Natural glass used for chopping tools in ancient Papua New Guinea

Axes made of glass were used to chop wood over 3000 years ago in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Weapons from Gallipoli

Historical relics and a mythology of war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2015

Silverfish: poor cousins or a remarkable success story?

Silverfish have survived the challenges of a drying climate and are well represented but poorly known in Australia.

By: Graeme Smith, Category: Science, Date: 05 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Head-hunting in the Cordilleras

Iconic Australasian traditions in the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Jan 2015

A frog that gives birth to tadpoles!

Unique in the frog world, a newly described frog from Indonesia lays tadpoles instead of eggs.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jan 2015