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Category: Science

Collections matter!

Museum natural history collections can help answer many questions, but how do we ensure they continue to be relevant?

By: Dr Brian Lassig , Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2014

What happens when coral dies?

Coral bleaching isn’t just about the colour of the coral - it can have very dramatic impacts on the reef.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2014

Beetles in print

Two new books provide the keys to help scientists unlock Australia’s most diverse group of organisms: the beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Australian Museum Research Institute Collections and Climate Change Seminar

Our first Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) seminar: "What can museum collections reveal about climate change?".

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2014

Food Culture: Killing in Murderers Bay

The brilliant career of the South American sweet potato in Oceania.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2014

Diving for Worms

On Tuesday 18 March 2014, five Australian Museum divers took the plunge at Inscription Point in Botany Bay.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2014

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project Wins Crime and Violence Prevention Merit Award

It’s not every day that the Australian Museum is recognized as an institution working towards crime prevention in NSW.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Wormy gonads

A receational angler was surprised to find worms in the ovaries of a Dusky Flathead.  Fisheries Officer Martin Angle contacted me.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Brush-tailed rock-wallabies hop in from the cold

Innovative fine-scale climate maps help explain the distribution of an endangered species.

By: Dr Mick Ashcroft, Category: Science, Date: 19 Mar 2014

Mystery bone identified

Our story begins with the finding of a strange bone on a bank of the Tweed River. A photo was sent to the Museum for identification...

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