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Category: Science

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

How we made our NSW Field Guide app

We're very excited that the Museum’s 5th mobile application has been released.

By: Louise Carter, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014

Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon

A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2014

Seven new species of praying mantises discovered in Australia

Newly discovered species of praying mantises are adapted to Australia’s arid climate.

By: Graham Milledge, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

French fossil find

Fossils are more than intriguing ancient objects. They can reveal much about the past, present & future. What might a fossil shrimp reveal?

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

Why collect?

Every year, the question most commonly asked at the Australian Museum’s Open Day is: why do you need so many specimens in jars?

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Food Culture: Drink your Tea

A history of tea in 488 words.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Volcanic disasters and the beginning of Lapita style pottery in Papua New Guinea

A major volcanic eruption about 3000 years ago contributed to the earliest pottery production in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Our Global Neighbours: The sword of David

Who owned the Shirase sword?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2014