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

What do beetle taxonomists do on their holidays?

For some reason my family holidays always seem to include good beetle collecting localities, even in the most unlikely places.

By: Dr Chris Reid, 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