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Our Global Neighbours: Pearl-shelling in Australia

From body decoration and charms to bitterly hard labour.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Feb 2016

Q and A with 2015 Eureka Prize winners Professors Dayong Jin and Bradley Walsh

Read about their Eureka experience

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2016

Translating AMRI research into conservation action

IUCN Red List assessments of several hundred Australian land snail species are currently conducted by AMRI scientists.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2016

A Diploma for ‘Stuffed Fish’, 1883

Why is the recently discovered 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition diploma, designed by Linley Sambourne, unique?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Feb 2016

Can frogs help combat the Zika virus?

Healthy frog populations may help keep disease-carrying mosquitos at bay, but not in the way you might expect.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2016

Zircons galore: an Indo-Pacific Heritage

Zircons are gemstones found along volcanic fields in eastern Australia, Asia and Russia. Research follows the trail of their origins.

By: Lin Sutherland, Category: AMRI, Date: 22 Feb 2016

Fossil tube microstructure helps to address evolutionary unknowns of deep-sea tubeworms

Do fossil tetragonal Mesozoic tubes belong to the ancestors of the worms living in the deep sea today? 

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Feb 2016

And a worm award goes to… an AMRI student!

AMRI’s Yanan Sun wins the Best Student Poster Award for her presentation on invasive calcareous tubeworms.

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Feb 2016

2016 Eureka Prizes entries now open

Will this be your Eureka year?

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2016

Streamwatch campaign for community awareness

Greystanes High School attended the Youth Eco Summit to promote awareness of water quality in local creeks.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Feb 2016