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Last week, I had a Zoom meeting with a colleague, entomologist James Tweed from the University of Queensland (UQ). We were chatting about insects on islands when he suddenly told me about a new species he had just described. Of course, that was fascinating, and...

On a recent camping trip to the stunning Washpool National Park we were captivated by the sight of a Spotted-Tail Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) visiting our campsite. Our little visitor arrived just on dark as we were preparing our campfire dinner. This national park is located...

Continuing our theme of palaeontology, let's look at some recent discoveries made in the field of palaeontology here in Australia. Our country is an important place for finding fossils; the rocks here are some of the oldest in the world, so some of the oldest...

Palaeontology is a science plagued by an incomplete record. Most fossils only preserve “hard” parts such as shells, teeth, and most notably, bones. It is very rare to find fossils with skin or muscle preserved, for example. When we think of fossils, often what comes...

UNE Discovery is thrilled to be returning to Minerama in 2024. Minerama is a 3-day fossicking, gem, and jewellery show held at the Glen Innes showgrounds between Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March...

Do you need a fix of earth science? Do you have a craving to see some lava? Do you want to check out some crystals and fossils up close? UNE Discovery has got you covered from the 7th-9th of March!...

While we celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, we thought we’d also celebrate some of our female counterparts in nature too....

Heatwaves have been in the news a lot lately, and no doubt also in your house and under your skin. In Armidale, where UNE Discovery is based, we are experiencing weeks of 33+ °C!...

In the Northern Hemisphere, on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll find the man-made Lake Abraham where an amazing natural phenomenon occurs during Winter.  ...