Latest blog entries

Science on the eve of war

Not even the outbreak of war could stop more than 300 scientists from completing their mission to Australia in 1914.

By: Geoffrey Fishburn, Category: explore, Date: 22 Sep 2014

Awesome August

Lifelong Learning staff have had a busy Term 3 with a series of onsite, offsite and virtual events reaching over 10,000 students .

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 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

Are you lost?

Fish distributions are changing. What's the new 'normal'?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2014

DigiVol: Where in the World Is DigiVol?

Find out more about what inspired DigiVol volunteers at the Australian Museum to become DigiVollys.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2014

White’s True-blue Green Tree Frog

Why did early scientists give the Green Tree Frog a Latin name that means ‘blue’?

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: explore, Date: 15 Sep 2014

Food Culture: How do you have your Cacahuatl?

Evolution of hot chocolate – from spicy and bitter to sweet.

By: Category: Science, Date: 11 Sep 2014

Swashed away

How do tiny beach inhabitants turn risk into opportunity?

By: Dr Lucia Fanini, Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 10 Sep 2014