Category: Science

Our Global Neighbours: Gold, whistling pots and sugar.

Unearthing secrets of Chimu culture at Cayalti Estate in Peru.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2014

“Where’s he going?” Radio-tracking frogs in the Macquarie Marshes

Finding out how frogs move around might be key to conserving unique dryland frog communities.

By: Dr Joanne Ocock, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

One Eastern Quoll is not like another

The best time to gather information about a species is before they decline.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

How we made our NSW Field Guide app

We're very excited that the Museum’s 5th mobile application has been released.

By: Louise Carter, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014

Frogs need to watch their backs: parasites on the horizon

A host of spore-producing parasites may be waiting in the wings for a chance to attack amphibians.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2014

Seven new species of praying mantises discovered in Australia

Newly discovered species of praying mantises are adapted to Australia’s arid climate.

By: Graham Milledge, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

French fossil find

Fossils are more than intriguing ancient objects. They can reveal much about the past, present & future. What might a fossil shrimp reveal?

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

Why collect?

Every year, the question most commonly asked at the Australian Museum’s Open Day is: why do you need so many specimens in jars?

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014