Category: Science

Fruit Flies: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Have you ever left some ripe fruit on the kitchen bench overnight only to find a swarm of tiny flies hovering there the next morning?

By: Dr Shane McEvey, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Life at Lizard: Impressions of a first-time visitor

Flying there was just as I expected: beautiful panoramas of jewel-coloured ocean with reefs and islands scattered throughout.

By: Nicola Fraser, Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Sneaky hoppers in the Australian tropics

Molecular genetics has revealed some unexpected hopping ability in a poorly known tropical kangaroo.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2014

Land snail radiation discovered in East Timor

The discovery of many new species of land snail sheds light on biodiversity patterns in East Timor

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Vince Kessner, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2014

A Week of Fish: Well, sort of ...

I've been on leave.  Shock, horror.  The goodies below were added this week but also before I left in late December.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jan 2014

Boat People: Mapping the Pacific 1769-70

Tupaia and Cook – navigators from different cultures.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jan 2014

Keith Brown Unravelling a Murder

Community historian tracing the sorry saga of the Dunkley family in colonial Australia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jan 2014

Breaking glass ceilings at the Australian Museum

Appointed in 1972, Dame Leonie Kramer AC, DBE, was the first female trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2014

Australian summer – too hot to handle for flying-foxes?

Increasing heatwaves across Australia impact dramatically on flying-fox populations.

By: Dr Anja Divljan, Category: Science, Date: 21 Jan 2014

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

As an amphibian biologist, it’s the most common question people ask me, but the answer is more complicated than you’d think.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014