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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

How much did a scorpion cost in 1945?

How did Mel Ward collect the numerous objects he displayed in his private “Gallery of Natural History and Native Art”?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

Waitangi Day 2014

Our Cultural Collections team presented a hands-on collection of Maori and Pacific objects and discussed their work with Pacific Youth.

By: Mr Logan Metcalfe, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Feb 2014

Seaweek 2014

Seaweek is the Marine Education Society of Australasia’s annual campaign to increase understanding & appreciation of our marine environment.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Feb 2014