Latest blog entries

Everything you ever needed to know about Leaf Beetles

A new book summarises our current knowledge of this huge group of leaf-eating beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Australian Museum research is punching above its weight

How does Australian Museum research compare to that of other international museums?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Michael Calver, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Fish full of fishes

The 'fish folk' recently teamed up with James King from Photography to take x-rays of two predatory fish.  What we saw surprised us!

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: last chance to enter

 Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 2 May!

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 29 Apr 2014

Little hope of rescue for an endangered bird population in Sydney

An endangered population of White-fronted Chats now appears to be isolated from all others.

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

Tracking ancient trade on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

Discovery of an obsidian source on Manus Island reveals ancient trading patterns in Papua New Guinea

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 29 Apr 2014

Cyclone Ita: Part 5 – Getting back to normal

A blog series about our Lizard Island Research Station's recovery from the cyclone that hit it on Friday 11 April, 2014.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 28 Apr 2014

Scavengers of the seas: Waldeckia

These little-known crustaceans reign supreme in keeping our seas clean!

By: Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 28 Apr 2014

Teachers advise us

Our Lifelong Learning department's first advisory meeting.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 Apr 2014

Taxidermy Tetris

How does our Materials Conservation team move enormous rhinoceros specimens? On giant skateboards of course!

By: Kate Jones, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Apr 2014