Scaling 70m years of reptile history

New analysis of a fossil lizard has helped close the 70-million-year gap in the fossil record on the origins of lizards and snakes. Snakes and lizards […]

Dromornis stirtoni, illustrated by Brian Choo.

Flightless fowls of a far-flung nature

Not all fowl are chickens and ducks. Australia’s giant mihirungs (Dromornithidae) were flightless fowl that included some of the most massive birds in the world, such […]

The case of World War One’s curious curios

A major collection of World War One mementos, kept for almost a century in the Museum of Victoria, is the subject of a new book ‘War Trophies or Curios?’, co-authored by Matthew Flinders Fellow in History Dr Christine Winter.