Latest blog entries

North Queensland Rock-wallabies cause a rethink of biological theory

Rock-wallabies teach us about evolution, as well as looking cute

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Sally Potter, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Oct 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Javanese Shadow Puppets

Even foreigners know it as wayang kulit, literally shadow hide, puppet or shadow theatre.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 07 Oct 2015

The Australian Museum Research Institute gets a worm!

A team of researchers celebrates the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) by naming a new species of calcareous tubeworm!

By: Yanan Sun, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Oct 2015

Communicating science

Deborah Smith, from UNSW’s Faculty of Science, spoke to Alex Danilatos about careers in science communication.

By: Alex Danilatos, Category: explore, Date: 23 Sep 2015

The Rare Endevours

With three pairs of feeding legs instead of the standard two, the seldom found Endevourid amphipod Crustaceans, make you check thrice.

By: Dr Lauren Hughes, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Sep 2015

91 new seaworm species described from Lizard Island

An amazing 91 new species of seaworms from coral reefs off Lizard Island have just been described!

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Sep 2015

Controlling the controller

In the biological control of pests, how do we make sure the control agents won’t go AWOL?

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Sep 2015

Incredible Photographs From the Archives: Negative No.304

A blog series investigating stories and images from the earliest collection of photographs in the Museum's history.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Sep 2015

Three tiny, green-blooded frogs sing like birds

All three species of tiny, pointy snouted, green-blooded frogs from the forests of Vietnam have unique, bird-like calls

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Sep 2015

The Australian Museum Science Festival 2015

Each year the Australian Museum celebrates National Science Week with the Australian Museum Science Festival (AMSF).

By: Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Sep 2015