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The Gentle Giant (Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

The winner of the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 14-year-old Udayan Rao Pawar, shares the story of his captivating image.

By: Udayan Rao Pawar, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 May 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Saving lives in war and peace

A cup of coffee before going to war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 07 May 2014

Fanciful fishes

This collection of Sydney’s earliest natural history paintings is certainly artistic, but is it scientific?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 May 2014

Mysterious sand 'craters'

While strolling along the beach at Hare Bay in Jervis Bay, NSW, I noticed in the shallows, a number of indentations in the sand.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

A black swan event

A Black Swan is caught on video.....body surfing!

By: Dr Penny Berents, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2014

Everything you ever needed to know about Leaf Beetles

A new book summarises our current knowledge of this huge group of leaf-eating beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Australian Museum research is punching above its weight

How does Australian Museum research compare to that of other international museums?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Michael Calver, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Fish full of fishes

The 'fish folk' recently teamed up with James King from Photography to take x-rays of two predatory fish.  What we saw surprised us!

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: last chance to enter

 Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 2 May!

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 29 Apr 2014

Little hope of rescue for an endangered bird population in Sydney

An endangered population of White-fronted Chats now appears to be isolated from all others.

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