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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

Keith Brown Unravelling a Murder

Community historian tracing the sorry saga of the Dunkley family in colonial Australia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jan 2014

Breaking glass ceilings at the Australian Museum

Appointed in 1972, Dame Leonie Kramer AC, DBE, was the first female trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2014

Australian summer – too hot to handle for flying-foxes?

Increasing heatwaves across Australia impact dramatically on flying-fox populations.

By: Dr Anja Divljan, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jan 2014

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

As an amphibian biologist, it’s the most common question people ask me, but the answer is more complicated than you’d think.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014

Fascinating stories hidden amongst the Australian Museum’s most important records

The Australian Museum Trust Minutes reveals fascinating stories of the life of the museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014

An Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity

Will the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services address all the values of biodiversity?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2014

19 New Long-legged Flies from the Pilbara Region in Western Australia

For such an arid region, the Pilbara supports a great diversity of long-legged flies.

By: Dr Dan Bickel, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2014

Mr EJ Bryce came home with a sun god in his suitcase

75 years ago the Museum received an intriguing donation, a replica of the Aztec Calendar Stone.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jan 2014

There’s no place like home for a potoroo

Genetic data reveal the secret world of one of Australia’s more elusive marsupial species.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2014