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Category: Science

Who are the pollinators in Australia’s subtropical rainforests?

Pollination in Australia’s subtropical rainforests seems to be carried out primarily by much smaller critters than bees, birds or bats.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: Science, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Our Global Neighbours: From the Papyrus Scroll to Codex

Public education and the origin of a book in antiquity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Dec 2013

Balinese Expressions: Double Ikat Gringsing

Sacred textiles of Tenganan Village in Bali.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display

Our amazing new ghost net sculptures, Dauma and Garom, are now on display in our Indigenous Australians gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Feathers of the Gods: Is it a Bird?

Is it a bat? Is it a plane? If you are an air traveller, you probably have more to do with museums – especially ours – than you think!

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

A Fishy Meal

Was fish ever on the Australian Museum Curator's breakfast menu?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

Marine Fan Worms: More Diverse, Morphologically Variable (and Confusing) than Currently Thought

Only two marine fan worms from the genus Branchiomma are known from Australia, but new molecular data reveals many more.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

Tadpoles Create International Research Collaborations

Tadpoles lure researcher Ronald Altig from Mississippi to the Australian Museum.

By: Ronald Altig, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

When the Frogs Go, the Snakes Follow

 When the frogs disappear, there are dramatic consequences.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2013

Our Global Neighbors: In the Shadows of Aden's Butcher Shop

The 19th century discovery of stone tools – an early clue to our African origin.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2013