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The global coronavirus pandemic has required us to think about, among other things, what constitutes an essential service to society. In Australia it is only ‘essential services’ that can remain open for business while individuals, families and whole communities are asked to physically isolate themselves...

You can join Australia's original pollinator citizen science project between 12-19 of April to help count wild pollinators in your local environment and help build the database on wild pollinator activity....

Today we’re voyaging with our friends Science Sparks where you can create a Lorax whisper-ma-phone from paper cups and string!...

PARENTS AND TEACHERS - here's a great way to get outside and play with your young scientists!...

Have you heard some interesting sounds coming from your backyard that you think might be a frog? Today we’re voyaging over to our friends at the Australian Museum with a very cool national citizen science project - FrogID. Citizen science projects are activities through which...

The echidna (say eh-kid-nah), also called the spiny anteater, belongs to a special group of mammals called monotremes. Monotremes are animals that lay eggs but feed their babies milk. Platypus are the only other animals that are monotremes in the world, and they are both...

Each Wednesday we will be posting a picture of animal furs, spines, scales or skins from our Natural History Museum collection, and we want to challenge you to guess what the animal might be. Some might be very easy, but others might make you think...

In these uncertain times friends are important. Our friend Dr Loz at Science Play Kids in Melbourne understands that science is everywhere, everyday. And she has started a special online club so that you can play along with her at home....

Tiny, the Lesser-Long Eared Bat, visited the UNE Natural History Museum today. Tiny catches her food in the dark using echolocation, where she calls out, and then listens for the echoes of the sound as they bounce off objects. By listening to echoes, Tiny can...