Latest blog entries

Keeping the Lid on the Can of Worms

Announcing our Invasive Polychaete Identifier: an Australian web application. Will it help us to ward off potential invaders?

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Goblin Spider Researchers Name 71 New Australian Species

Mini armoured goblin spiders are widespread but rarely noticed despite being orange!

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2013

Our Global Neighbours: the Lesson from Falling Down

An ancient Javanese tale about a flying turtle.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2013

A new mammal species for Australia, already extinct?

It’s only just been recognised, but has Australia already lost its newest mammal species?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 02 Dec 2013

Changing beliefs

In the battle between climate science and ideology, who wins?

By: Frank Howarth, Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Nov 2013

A Week of Fish: 'Gear Stick' scales

Is it just me, or do these scales look like a field of gear sticks?  Here is a rundown of the fish happenings for the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Opening up

The recent Corroboree Sydney Festival signals a resurgent interest in Australia’s first peoples.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Sharing the harbour

What makes Sydney’s harbour the most biodiverse in the world? Plunge beneath its murky waters with Museum scientists to find out.

By: Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2013

Mapping our history using Historypin

The Archives has launched an Australian Museum channel on Historypin to showcase our historic photo collections.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Nov 2013

A Visionary Servant of the People

Edward Deas Thomson - the ideal public servant.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Nov 2013