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Category: Science

Glorious new marine taxa from Australia and abroad

What’s in a name? The joys of naming new species.

By: Dr Niamh Kilgallen, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: Entries are now open!

With the start of February comes a brand new year of Australian science prizes. This is an exciting time for us in the Eureka office.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Mask with Human Skulls

Julie Lahn - an anthropologist – illuminates the significance and whereabouts of a mask from Aurid Island.

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

New species of fly that transmits viruses to livestock

DNA barcodes point to differences between disease-carrying insects

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Sydney's Secretive Scorpionfish revealed in full colour

In a world-first, divers have captured video and images of the elusive Sydney Scorpionfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Surfing Anemones Rock!

Anyone visiting Gold Coast and NSW beaches in the last few months may have noticed large amounts of pumice along the shoreline.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

How much did a scorpion cost in 1945?

How did Mel Ward collect the numerous objects he displayed in his private “Gallery of Natural History and Native Art”?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Goby gardening

Dr Danielle Dixson and Dr Jodie Rummer are working with beautiful little fish that most people never see.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Light trapping

“I’m going to work” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re a marine scientist on a tropical island.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Snail taxonomy: when genitals matter

Two new species of land snail discovered in the Australian Outback that represent previously unknown genera: the penises gave them away.

By: Dr Francesco Criscione, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014