Category: Science

Letter from the Simpson Desert Expedition 2015: the journey begins

The first missive from journalist Jo Stewart, who is documenting the work of our science team in the Simpson Desert.

By: Jo Stewart, Category: Science, Date: 04 Aug 2015

Simpson Desert Expedition 2015: Introduction

Follow our scientists as they journey into one of the most remote areas on the planet.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2015

'Sucker-bum squid' and other intriguing molluscs

 What do a pygmys, dumplings and sucker-bums have in common?

By: James O'Hanlon, Category: Science, Date: 16 Jul 2015

Learning Process: 'Fabricator' Explained

How the craftsmen in the New Guinea Highlands helped to solve an archaeological mystery.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Jul 2015

Our Global Neighbours: The flint of Brighton

A stone that served humanity for millennia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jul 2015

Message in a bottle

Scientists worldwide can access the Museum’s collections through specimen loans.

By: Erinna Ford, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Seastars of a feather flock together

Feather stars are beautiful marine animals that may be under threat. A recent AMRI Fellowship study sheds new light on this enigmatic group.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2015

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Aboriginal shellworkers of La Perouse

La Perouse Aboriginal shell artists Esme Timbey and Marylin Russel keep alive a contemporary craft.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Learning Process: The Bow in Question

The double life of wooden bow habou-numa from Lake Kopiago.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2015

Learning Process: Stone tools in the Highlands

Researching stone technology in the villages of Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 May 2015