Category: Science

Feathers of the Gods: Is it a Bird?

Is it a bat? Is it a plane? If you are an air traveller, you probably have more to do with museums – especially ours – than you think!

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

A Fishy Meal

Was fish ever on the Australian Museum Curator's breakfast menu?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

Marine Fan Worms: More Diverse, Morphologically Variable (and Confusing) than Currently Thought

Only two marine fan worms from the genus Branchiomma are known from Australia, but new molecular data reveals many more.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

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

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