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Science Week is coming up

Need some ideas for your Science Week project? Interested in spiders and insects? The diversity of spiders and insects around your home and school can be an indicator of the biodiversity around you.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Jul 2010

Gidday Plastiki and Welcome to Australia!

After months at sea and dealing with all sorts of weather conditions the Plastiki and her crew arrived on our shores, in QLD, yesterday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010

Who's the slimiest fish of all?

Hagfishes can produce huge quantities of mucus!  A 50 cm long hagfish can fill an 8 litre bucket of water with slime in minutes.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2010

The Australian Museum Hosts CONASTA

The 2010 national conference for the Australian Science Teachers Association held its welcome function at the Australian Museum.

By: Nathan Slawitschka, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Jul 2010

NAIDOC Week 2010 Celebrations!

The Australian Museums NAIDOC Week 2010 Celebrations were exciting and colourful!!! 

By: Laura McBride, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Jul 2010

Research grants recently awarded

The following research grants were awarded to the Australian Musuem or in collaboration with the Museum between January and June 2010.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

A radiation of river snails in Madagascar

Did Madagascar’s famous biodiversity evolve on the island itself or did it arrive from the African continent? Malacologist Frank Köhler reports.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

Challenging what it is to be a 'warrior'

A new partnership between Juvenile Justice and the Australian Museum is helping young people from Pacific communities build self-esteem by reconnecting with culturally significant artefacts.

By: Rebecca Hancock, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

Australian Museum assists prosecution of illegal shark trafficking

Fisheries authorities frequently ask the Australian Museum DNA Laboratory to provide forensic identification of illegally taken shark fins, says Museum geneticist Dr Rebecca Johnson.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2010

Au Revoir - Plastiki departs New Caledonia

After a few months at sea and one last stop in New Caledonia team Plastiki is making their way towards our shore – hooray!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jul 2010