Image: State Library of South Australia / H90.31/35.

Image: State Library of South Australia / H90.31/35.

On This Day: Australians first to reach South Magnetic Pole

Mawson, David and Mackay braved frostbite, starvation and 2028km of difficult Antarctic terrain to reach the South Magnetic Pole.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by Hubble/ESA/NASA.

Image by Hubble/ESA/NASA.

Music of ancient stars reveals stellar surprise

The stars are alive with the sound of music – and astronomers are detecting their characteristic notes to uncover valuable new insights.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by Stuart Hay/ANU.

Image by Stuart Hay/ANU.

Surprising origins of Indonesian 'hobbits' revealed

The miniature human species now has a place on the Homo family tree – and it’s more ancient than we thought.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
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A saltwater crocodile called Sweetheart

He might be long-dead and well-stuffed, but Sweetheart is a formidable sight.

Read about this 'Museum Treasure' in Issue 138 (May/June 2017) of Australian Geographic.

 
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Top 10 Oldest continuously living things in Australia

The average human life span of 82 years is a mere blip in time compared with these long-lived entities.

Read in Issue 138 (May/June 2017) of Australian Geographic.

 
© Tobias Hayashi

© Tobias Hayashi

Urban bird watching guide to Canberra

The woodlands, grasslands and backyards of Canberra are teeming with birdlife. 
 

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Michael McFadden/Taronga Zoo.

Photo by Michael McFadden/Taronga Zoo.

Tiny turtle hatchlings boost conservation effort

The arrival of 21 Bellinger River snapping turtles at Taronga Zoo brings hope – along with some very cute photos.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Heidi Pearson.

Photo by Heidi Pearson.

Underwater secrets of dolphins revealed

Custom-made video cameras are giving researchers unprecedented access to dolphins’ underwater lives.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image by ESO / M. Kornmesser / spaceengine.org

Image by ESO / M. Kornmesser / spaceengine.org

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Dubbed ‘Earth’s seven sisters’, the rocky exoplanets could potentially harbour liquid water.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

     
    Photo by Davis Kwan/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

    Photo by Davis Kwan/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

    Urban bird watchers' guide to Hobart

    Tasmania is renowned for its incredible nature and wildlife, so it’s no surprise the island state's capital city is a birdwatchers’ paradise.

    Read online at Australian Geographic.