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For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #8

A Microcosm of the Ubud Market.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2011

Amazing new hagfish behaviour

Hagfishes are incredible! They can stop a would-be predator within seconds with a mouthful of slime. Ichthyologists at the National Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) have just published a fascinating paper on hagfish behaviour in the journal Nature.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2011

Threadfin Seasnail swimming at 2400 m!

This impressive movie was taken at a depth of 2400 m.  The fish is a Threadfin Seasnail, Rhodichthys regina (family Liparidae).  Thank you to Dr David Stein for identifying the fish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2011

Dr Smithers' collecting box

Scientists often need to be resourceful - sometimes with a hammer and saw!

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2011

National Recycling Week 2011: November 7 to 13

Join together to reduce, reuse and recycle! Take part in loads of events throughout the country and contribute to reducing waste in Australia.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Nov 2011

Kava – ‘pacific’ gift to the world?

By enforcing a ban on kava, are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater? asks anthropologist Kirk Huffman.

By: Kirk Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2011

Oceans: the litmus test

The oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we emit, but have they reached breaking point? asks ecologist Alan Jones.  

By: Dr Alan Jones, Category: Science, Date: 07 Nov 2011

Linkasaurus #11

'Curated' for you: the latest web, tech and museum news from across the net...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Nov 2011

Art at the Outpost

I went to the opening of "Outpost: Art from the Streets" last night on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour...

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Nov 2011

Saving money could be costing you heaps

When shopping for appliances, it’s easy to compare purchase price to save money. But what about the cost to run an appliance over its lifetime—don’t you wish you could compare that too?

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Nov 2011