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A creeping fascination

Emma Burns (32), who is Otago Museum's natural science curator, examines a Malayan jungle nymph, Heteropteryx dilatata, which has been in the museum collection since 1939.

Fear, fascination and food - creepy-crawlies play a bigger role in our emotional and physical world than we often recognise or care to admit. Bruce Munro talks invertebrates with Emma Burns, the curator of a bug exhibition at Otago Museum.

The return of culottes

The return of culottes

The only time I've worn culottes was when it was a mandatory part of my primary school uniform and even then I thought they were unacceptable (at age 7 I knew a fashion faux pas when I saw one).

Where treetops glisten

Where treetops glisten

During a lengthy European OE, former Otago Daily Times reporter Joe Dodgshun supposed he would spend his Christmases surrounded by snow and winter traditions. Having supposed completely wrong, he journeyed to the clifftop village of Murren, in the Swiss Alps, in search of a white Christmas, just like the ones we never knew.

Jingle dells

Jingle dells

With Christmas less than two weeks away, Gillian Vine looks at some garden-themed gift ideas.

Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers

Award-winning British science communicator Professor Marcus du Sautoy is here to reveal the hidden, intertwined worlds of maths and arts. His talk will be entertaining, but with a serious purpose, writes Bruce Munro.

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