Sci tech news and stories
Boost your brainpower by reading up on these exciting science stories.
How poo shapes a city (and other scatalogical stories)
What do Melbourne’s laneways, the Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks, and termite mounds all have in common?
Victoria's new state fossil emblem: Koolasuchus cleelandi
After 11,563 votes, the 125-million-year-old monster amphibian has been confirmed as Victoria’s fossil emblem.
Resurrected: native Australian mouse back from extinction
Once lost, now found.
Letter from a Tasmanian Tiger
Ever wonder about the life of a museum specimen?
Bats: the flying mammals in dire need of a PR manager
Separating fact from folklore
The platypus: a unique and vulnerable Australian
What can we do to help the platypus?
Nemo found: new species of dancing peacock spider named
Meet the newest dancing peacock spider, Maratus nemo.
A Lord of the Rings-like marine landscape revealed in Australia’s Christmas Island Territory
Take a dive into a Lord of the Rings-inspired seascape.
Eleven incredible meteorites
The Murchison is just one of many strange and storied space rocks held by Museums Victoria. Here are 10 others—as well as one which disappeared.
Who wielded the Otway Claw?
Meet Victoria’s top Cretaceous predator—a dinosaur that would have eaten Velociraptor for breakfast.
Eight myths about snakes
Some common misconceptions, and what you can do to keep snakes out of your yard.
The colour of birds' eggs
The aesthetic qualities of a bird egg can tell you a lot about the species that laid it.
Small but deadly, this animal runs rings around the competition.
The science of poo
Poo is truly fascinating stuff.
How do diamonds get their colours?
And what's so special about the pink ones?
Australia’s megafauna were unique, and included giant marsupials, huge flightless birds and giant reptiles.
Do centipedes really have 100 legs?
Counting the feet on these ancient invertebrates.
The Larsen-C Benthos expedition
What lurks beneath the Antarctic ice? Museums Victoria's Mel Mackenzie is one of the lucky scientists on a voyage south to find out.
Planet or dwarf planet?
A group of astronomers are trying to reclassify Pluto as full 'planet'.
Our monthly newsletter on where to find the brightest planets in Melbourne.
A fulgurite that took microseconds to form, a moment to break and over 50 years to reassemble.
Our addiction to plastic
Lifting the lid on plastic: the good, the bad and the ugly.
The doyenne of dinosaur discovery
Melissa Lowery has a rare talent for finding dinosaurs.
Jan Watson: diving into the unknown
One of Australia’s first scientific divers, Dr Jan Watson used her tenacity, skill, and passion to realise her underwater ambitions.