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The art of apps: Archives wants you to hold our 150-year-old paintings

‘The Art of Science: butterfly and moth paintings by the Scott sisters’ is a free mobile phone app available from the App Store now.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014

Deep-sea surprise

New species of rare deep-sea lobsters discovered.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Koala Genome Project

We've assembled a talented multidisciplinary team to sequence all of the approximately 20,000 genes in the Koala.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: The Frog that Sings Like a Bird

Quang’s Tree Frog, Gracixalus quangi, is a frog like no other.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Glorious new marine taxa from Australia and abroad

What’s in a name? The joys of naming new species.

By: Dr Niamh Kilgallen, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: Entries are now open!

With the start of February comes a brand new year of Australian science prizes. This is an exciting time for us in the Eureka office.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Mask with Human Skulls

Julie Lahn - an anthropologist – illuminates the significance and whereabouts of a mask from Aurid Island.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

New species of fly that transmits viruses to livestock

DNA barcodes point to differences between disease-carrying insects

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Sydney's Secretive Scorpionfish revealed in full colour

In a world-first, divers have captured video and images of the elusive Sydney Scorpionfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Surfing Anemones Rock!

Anyone visiting Gold Coast and NSW beaches in the last few months may have noticed large amounts of pumice along the shoreline.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014