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Balinese Expressions: Baris Dance

His eyes move up and down, left and right as the brave young warrior seeks his adversaries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Surviving Australia: Lessons from land snails

Rapid morphological adaptation has helped Australian land snails thrive despite an increasingly inhospitable climate

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Oct 2015

Bird poo frogs – more species than meets the eye!

Identifying hidden frog species (that look like bird poo) using DNA

By: Dr Jennifer Dever, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Oct 2015

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