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Tadpoles Create International Research Collaborations

Tadpoles lure researcher Ronald Altig from Mississippi to the Australian Museum.

By: Ronald Altig, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

When the Frogs Go, the Snakes Follow

 When the frogs disappear, there are dramatic consequences.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2013

Our Global Neighbors: In the Shadows of Aden's Butcher Shop

The 19th century discovery of stone tools – an early clue to our African origin.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2013

A Week of Fish: Piscean potpourri?

Here is a summary of this week's fish action.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Dec 2013

The Australian Museum Science Festival in Bathurst

After three hours we arrived at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst! Why you ask? To educate, engage and entertain school students.

By: Shenali Boange, Category: Science, Date: 05 Dec 2013

anti-capitalisation at the australian museum

We were part of a revolution in the 1970s and weren’t afraid to have it writ large on the side of the building.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Feathers of the Gods: A spectacular case of mistaken identity

The curiosity some individuals have with diamonds can lead to obsession and even to crime.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Ghost Net Art: Globally Connected - Plastics in the Marine Environment

Our backyard is all the oceans of the world, and it's filling up with junk.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Keeping the Lid on the Can of Worms

Announcing our Invasive Polychaete Identifier: an Australian web application. Will it help us to ward off potential invaders?

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Goblin Spider Researchers Name 71 New Australian Species

Mini armoured goblin spiders are widespread but rarely noticed despite being orange!

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2013