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Category: Science

Science and Art – a fruitful partnership

We help an artist use our mineral collection in new and exciting ways.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2014

Meet a brand new family of microscopic snails

Sifting through mud has led to the discovery of a new group of gastropods.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: Science, Date: 09 Oct 2014

Discovering the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong

Much of the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia remains undiscovered, but is already under great threat.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Oct 2014

Our Global Neighbours: King’s Misfortune and Devil

How sickness came to the world and how to remedy disorders.

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

100,000 transcriptions and a roomful of molluscs

Our Digital Volunteers team (DigiVol) recently celebrated two incredible milestones.

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Food for the birds – pop-up restaurants on the Kurnell Peninsula

A study of the food supply of an endangered bird population in NSW turned up a surprising but short-lived foraging site.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Baby don’t look like Momma

Just how much do we know about larval (baby) fishes?

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2014

Pitfalls in planning for biodiversity conservation

One of the ways that conservation areas are chosen may protect local biodiversity but fail at protecting regional biodiversity

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Australian dragonflies and man: now and in the future

With freshwater ecosystems under increasing threat, how will Australian dragonflies fare?

By: Prof. Günther Theischinger, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Koala genes decoded!

For the first time the genetic instruction manual, or blue-print, for this iconic Australian marsupial has been revealed.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014