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Tribute to Sparky the Diamond Python

Recently, the Museum said a final goodbye to one of its best-known resident animals, Sparky.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 09 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: How old is a White Shark?

How old is a 5 m long White shark?  Perhaps older than you think. Check out all the new content below.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2014

Howard Hughes

Just like his namesake, the Australian Museum filmmaking pioneer, Howard Hughes, had a passion for film.

By: Catherine Thompson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2014

Fruit Flies: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Have you ever left some ripe fruit on the kitchen bench overnight only to find a swarm of tiny flies hovering there the next morning?

By: Dr Shane McEvey, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Impressions of a first-time visitor

Flying there was just as I expected: beautiful panoramas of jewel-coloured ocean with reefs and islands scattered throughout.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Giant Tortoise Sectioned

The Australian Museum Trust minutes are a continuing source of wonder.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Sneaky hoppers in the Australian tropics

Molecular genetics has revealed some unexpected hopping ability in a poorly known tropical kangaroo.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2014

Land snail radiation discovered in East Timor

The discovery of many new species of land snail sheds light on biodiversity patterns in East Timor

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Vince Kessner, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: Well, sort of ...

I've been on leave.  Shock, horror.  The goodies below were added this week but also before I left in late December.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jan 2014

Boat People: Mapping the Pacific 1769-70

Tupaia and Cook – navigators from different cultures.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jan 2014