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New species of small, fat frog discovered on top of Indochina’s highest peak

Discovered in the cold, wet forest near the top of Mount Fansipan this little frog may already be in trouble.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2013

Exotic honeybees are the only effective pollinators of a temperate mangrove

Honeybees were introduced shortly after European settlement and now appear to be the only effective pollinators of a native plant species.

By: Dr David Britton, Category: Science, Date: 20 Nov 2013

Finding Land Fish in French Polynesia: The Mystical Mountains of Moorea

Our journey had a rocky start involving 5 airports, 7 busses and a ferry, so we arrived exhausted but relieved on the island of Moorea.

By: Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 19 Nov 2013

Feathers of the Gods: Deadly Syndrome

Among the marine invertebrate specimens in our collection are a number of Irukandji jellyfishes, a group of highly venomous sea creatures.

By: Anna Murray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2013

A Week of Fish: Travel and visitors

Here's the news from the last few weeks. As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2013

Balinese Expressions: Save the Date!

An introduction to the Balinese Calendar.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Nov 2013

Win: Make an app to remix and reinterpret our collection

Help make the world of scientific illustration accessible to a wider audience.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2013

Interpretations of Pompeii

Well worth the disruption

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Interpretive Theatre at the Museum

Risky business.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

Tyrannosaurs Timelapse: Articulation of a Dinosaur

A row of huge timber boxes from Canada, sitting at the back of our cavernous Gallery One, was the first sign that the beginning was nigh.

By: Stuart Humphreys, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Nov 2013