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New species of fly that transmits viruses to livestock

DNA barcodes point to differences between disease-carrying insects

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Sydney's Secretive Scorpionfish revealed in full colour

In a world-first, divers have captured video and images of the elusive Sydney Scorpionfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Feb 2014

Surfing Anemones Rock!

Anyone visiting Gold Coast and NSW beaches in the last few months may have noticed large amounts of pumice along the shoreline.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

How much did a scorpion cost in 1945?

How did Mel Ward collect the numerous objects he displayed in his private “Gallery of Natural History and Native Art”?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

Waitangi Day 2014

Our Cultural Collections team presented a hands-on collection of Maori and Pacific objects and discussed their work with Pacific Youth.

By: Mr Logan Metcalfe, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Feb 2014

Seaweek 2014

Seaweek is the Marine Education Society of Australasia’s annual campaign to increase understanding & appreciation of our marine environment.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 22 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Goby gardening

Dr Danielle Dixson and Dr Jodie Rummer are working with beautiful little fish that most people never see.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Light trapping

“I’m going to work” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re a marine scientist on a tropical island.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Snail taxonomy: when genitals matter

Two new species of land snail discovered in the Australian Outback that represent previously unknown genera: the penises gave them away.

By: Dr Francesco Criscione, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2014

Natural History of Australia’s First National Park

Do you like to visit the Royal National Park? Scientists do too.

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: Science, Date: 18 Feb 2014