Latest blog entries

Wildlife Forensic Science and DNA

DNA-based forensic science is at the forefront of solving wildlife crimes and is currently undergoing a transformation. 

By: Lizzy Myers, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2014

New lizard from NSW

Was this spectacular new species of lizard first ‘illustrated’ in Aboriginal rock art?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2014

The Bold and the Beautiful

Swimming and science, all before breakfast.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2014

Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorses mating

In a world-first, two divers have filmed Sydney's Pygmy Pipehorse mating.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2014

Australian worms hitch a ride to Europe

A new Australian visitor is not likely to be welcome in the Netherlands

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Maria Capa, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2014

Tadpoles in the snow

Professor Ronn Altig visited the Museum to describe tadpole specimens collected by Dr Jodi Rowley in Vietnam.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 27 Mar 2014

members message explore 36-1

The Museum has some wonderful experiences and benefits coming up for Members.

By: Serena Todd, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Mar 2014

William Holmes' wish list

Our very first Collector was on top of his job from day one.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2014

Collections matter!

Museum natural history collections can help answer many questions, but how do we ensure they continue to be relevant?

By: Dr Brian Lassig , Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2014

What happens when coral dies?

Coral bleaching isn’t just about the colour of the coral - it can have very dramatic impacts on the reef.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2014