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Category: Science

New land snail species discovered in northern Australia

Ten new species and one genus of land snail have been discovered in coastal areas and on the islands of the Western Australian Kimberley.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Dr Francesco Criscione, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jan 2014

A Week of Fish: 2013 Fish-mas Special

Happy fishy festive season everyone! In addition to your normal weekly dose of fishes we present two movies from the fieldtrip archive.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Dec 2013

New genomic methods will help assess the environmental status of marine waters

Will new technology allow accurate, rapid, and cost efficient observations of the marine environment?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 19 Dec 2013

Collecting: Library as Museum

Books, digital content and the future of libraries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Dec 2013

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