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Category: Science

Understanding Australia's amphipods: major progress and new discoveries

Recent amphipod discoveries include a new genus & species named in honour of the Australian Museum's eminent former director Dr Des Griffin

By: Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 17 Dec 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Albert Namatjira

Artist who ‘changed the face of Australia

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Dec 2014

Wow! Warty Wonder in Weed

This fantastic footage of a Warty Prowfish blew me out of the water!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Dec 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Studying Egyptian Flints

The Wadi el-Sheikh quarry complex extends for several kilometres - millions of flint blades and knives were produced in antiquity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2014

Conserving Asian newts could save the world’s salamanders

Healthy salamander populations on both sides of the planet may depend on controlling the international sale of Asian newts as pets

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Bryan Stuart, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2014

Another Night Parrot mystery

Rare Night Parrot feathers have been obtained by the Australian Museum through unsolved circumstances.

By: Dr Walter Boles, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

Lily’s encounter with Egyptology

Learning as discovery and adventure.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

High-energy drinks support larger parrot populations

Suburban landscapes provide more consistent floral nectar than native bushland and support a greater abundance of large nectar-feeding birds

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Snail mountain: the amazing snails of Mount Kaputar

An extinct volcano in NSW is home to an endangered community of land snails, including a bright scarlet slug.

By: Michael Shea, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Lily Day at the Museum

A week of learning and discovery.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014