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Category: Science

Fish Tongue Biters: more than just one of a kind

Meet Smenispa irregularis, one of more than 100 different species of crustacean isopods found lurking in the mouths of fishes.

By: Melissa Martin, Category: Science, Date: 14 Aug 2014

Great White crosses the Tasman

The latest arrival from sea - a White Shark named Pip has crossed the Tasman. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Aug 2014

Balinese Expressions: What is Lamak?

Lamak often decorates the shrine’s tower where the wooden bell bale kulkul is housed and beaten to call the villagers for ceremonies.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Ancient Trade Ignores Modern Political Boundaries

Obsidian artefacts reveal social relations between Russia and China about 20,000 years ago.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Egyptian Past: The Lady of Terror

How the rampaging Goddess of destruction was pacified.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Aug 2014

News about Nerites

There’s a lot more to learn about even the most familiar snails.

By: Dr Don Colgan, Category: Science, Date: 05 Aug 2014

Food Culture: Aboriginal Bread

How do hunters bake their bread?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Aug 2014

Who Likes Indonesian Art?

A small group of connoisseurs finds the textile-delights in the Museum’s Collections store.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

If Twitter was around in the 1800s: the Waite diaries

We summarise a diary of Edgar Waite, zoologist and Museum curator, in 17 tweets.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Indonesia's National Eagle

Decoding Garuda Pancasila, Indonesia's national emblem.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jul 2014