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Field notes with ukelele

Dr Nichola Raihani is a scientist at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and she is last year's John and Laurine Proud Fellow. She has recently completed her third annual field season at Lizard Island. During her six-week visit, she and several others formed an impromptu band and live music accompanied many a sunset, with  ukeleles, guitars, harmonicas and a marimba. Here Nikki shares her experience. (Note that Nikki is excessively modest about her achievements. She already has a paper in Science from last year's field work!)

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2011

Eureka! Triumph for Carbon Neutral Events

Events, whether large or small, impact the environment—they consume a lot of resources and produce excessive waste. You can make any event carbon neutral by measuring its footprint and offsetting the impact of this through the purchase of carbon offsets.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #1

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

QR Codes in 2011

Where are we now with QR Codes in museum interpretation? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

Recommended apps

My Canadian colleague asked for some recommend apps for the iPad. I remembered I did some research through #mtogo on what apps we were using for both iPad and iPhone some time ago that I promised to share. Here’s what I gathered.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011

This week in Fish: Vale - Dr Robert McDowall

This week we celebrate the life of the late Robert (Bob) McDowall, a giant in the New Zealand fish world.  We follow a juvenile chimaera swimming more than 1200 m below the surface.  There are plenty of new images, including shots of a moray eel that lives in freshwater and the amusingly-named 'Velvet Leatherjacket'.  Thanks as always to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Sep 2011

Here's What You Said

We asked, you answered, we listened...here's the results.

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 02 Sep 2011

Enforcement necessary on greenwashing?

'It’s not easy being green' but some manufacturers don’t make it any easier with misleading green claims. How can you trust if a product’s claims are accurate or if they're just greenwash?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Sep 2011