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Genetic footprint of past climate change informs future conservation

Unravelling the past, present and future of brush-tailed rock-wallabies.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: Waging war on the Crown-of-Thorns starfish

How is our Lizard Island Research Station attempting to keep these coral-eating animals under control?

By: Genevieve Phillips, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

Life at Lizard: Goby garages

“Goby garages” are the curious invention of scientist Jodie Rummer.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

The art of apps: Archives wants you to hold our 150-year-old paintings

‘The Art of Science: butterfly and moth paintings by the Scott sisters’ is a free mobile phone app available from the App Store now.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014

Deep-sea surprise

New species of rare deep-sea lobsters discovered.

By: Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: Koala Genome Project

We've assembled a talented multidisciplinary team to sequence all of the approximately 20,000 genes in the Koala.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Feathers of the Gods: The Frog that Sings Like a Bird

Quang’s Tree Frog, Gracixalus quangi, is a frog like no other.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Glorious new marine taxa from Australia and abroad

What’s in a name? The joys of naming new species.

By: Dr Niamh Kilgallen, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: Entries are now open!

With the start of February comes a brand new year of Australian science prizes. This is an exciting time for us in the Eureka office.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Mask with Human Skulls

Julie Lahn - an anthropologist – illuminates the significance and whereabouts of a mask from Aurid Island.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014