Latest blog entries

Scientists for a Day meet Australia’s deadly 30

The recent Scientist for a Day program saw young would-be scientists come face to face with Australia’s most dangerous animals.

By: Felicity Nelson, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Jun 2014

It ain't Hollywood!

Filming the demonstration of how a Two-Circle (Theodolite) Reflecting Goniometer works.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2014

Evolution of Australian Biota

The Evolution of Australian Biota study days opened in Sydney this week.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 12 Jun 2014

Research Grant to Make a Big Difference to Coral Reefs

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation has been awarded a grant for research on crown of thorns starfish — the biggest cause of coral loss.

By: Charlie Shuetrim, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Meet your very great grandma

Eye to eye with our Ice-age ancestors.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2014

'Extinct' Big-eared Bat Found After 120 Years

A Big-eared Bat has been rediscovered in Papua New Guinea after more than a century.

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: The Colour of Afterlife

How ancient Egyptians netted themselves blue for eternity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Jun 2014

I'm looking through you!

Posting someone else's work might seem like a slack way to produce a blog page, but I hope you'll forgive me. This is just stunning!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2014

The Chusan Ball

In a time before the Internet and text messages, the arrival of the first British mail steam ship was cause for celebration in the Colony.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Gold, whistling pots and sugar.

Unearthing secrets of Chimu culture at Cayalti Estate in Peru.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2014