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Aztecs Teachers Preview

Before school holidays began 145 teachers had a sneak peak into the new and exciting Aztecs Exhibition.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Food for the birds – pop-up restaurants on the Kurnell Peninsula

A study of the food supply of an endangered bird population in NSW turned up a surprising but short-lived foraging site.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Baby don’t look like Momma

Just how much do we know about larval (baby) fishes?

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2014

Science on the eve of war

Not even the outbreak of war could stop more than 300 scientists from completing their mission to Australia in 1914.

By: Geoffrey Fishburn, Category: explore, Date: 22 Sep 2014

Awesome August

Lifelong Learning staff have had a busy Term 3 with a series of onsite, offsite and virtual events reaching over 10,000 students .

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 19 Sep 2014

Pitfalls in planning for biodiversity conservation

One of the ways that conservation areas are chosen may protect local biodiversity but fail at protecting regional biodiversity

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Australian dragonflies and man: now and in the future

With freshwater ecosystems under increasing threat, how will Australian dragonflies fare?

By: Prof. Günther Theischinger, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Koala genes decoded!

For the first time the genetic instruction manual, or blue-print, for this iconic Australian marsupial has been revealed.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Are you lost?

Fish distributions are changing. What's the new 'normal'?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2014

DigiVol: Where in the World Is DigiVol?

Find out more about what inspired DigiVol volunteers at the Australian Museum to become DigiVollys.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2014