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Social Musings: Stories from October

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Marlin and Mouth Mackerel

Ok, I give up.  How do I tie together this mish-mash of ichthyological miscellanea.  Suggestions welcomed.  As always, thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

Video Conferencing - Clickfest 2012

Dinosaur Day on Monday 5 November 2012 was a great way to start the Clickfest video conferencing month.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 Nov 2012

‘Regardfully offered’ by Ferdinand von Mueller

While browsing the uncatalogued material left to the Australian Museum Research Library by naturalist Mel Ward, a scrappy, dirty little volume came to light...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

The Internet of Things

What is the “Internet of Things” and what does it mean for museums? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2012

Adventure novels in a natural history library?

Sometimes, items in a specialist library collection might seem to veer a little off-topic...

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Nov 2012

This week in Fish: Far-flung fishes

This week we added images of far-flung fish species; two surgeonfishes from Mauritius and a damselfish from Bali. Yes, I know this is the AUSTRALIAN Museum website, but these species also occur in Australia, so no excuse was needed. Thank you to everyone who contributed throughout the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Nov 2012

What’s happening with tablets now?

The latest research from Google throws up some surprises ... and some exciting opportunities! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Oct 2012

Natural phenomena in words and pictures

The mid nineteenth century was a fascinating time when science and religion were of equal, and not always conflicting, importance in explaining the wonders of the world.

By: Emma Gray, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Oct 2012