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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

The Diary of J. Douglas Ogilby

A man with a passion for fish.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jan 2014

The Australian Museum Visits Manly

Our Science Communications team recently visited Manly to help out at the Ocean Care Day Festival, now in its 20th year.

By: Shenali Boange, Australian Museum Science Festival, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Jan 2014