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DigiVol: It keeps getting better

Find out more about why 2015 was a very good year for DigiVol 

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Dec 2015

First Bank Note 1817, Bank of New South Wales (Westpac)

I wonder if the original owner of this bank note ever suspected that it would end up in a museum?

By: Kim Eberhard, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Dec 2015

Hey, little damsel, where are you heading?

We take the plunge to find out why Damselfish larvae swim in different directions in different regions.  

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Dec 2015

Video: Cas & Jonesy – Crossing the Ditch

James 'Cas' Castrission and Justin 'Jonesy' Jones are adventurers celebrated in Trailblazers: Australia's 50 greatest explorers

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Dec 2015

Mountain-top frogs teetering on the edge

Two Asian frog species are now officially more threatened than the Giant Panda

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Timothy Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Dec 2015

A rare land snail from north Queensland

The discovery of a rare snail in north Queensland has re-opened the debate on ancient connections between Australia & New Guinea.

By: Dr John Stanisic, Category: Science, Date: 09 Dec 2015

Big discoveries in small shrimp

Strange and new species of opossum shrimp (Crustacea: Mysida/Lophogastrida) revealed in the Australian Museum collection.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Dec 2015

AMRI's Kyle Ewart included in triple j's Top 25 Under 25

A quick Q&A with the scientist they call #RhinoGuy

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Dec 2015

More beacon technology in use at the Australian Museum

For stage four of the museum beacon strategy we have developed an application with gamification at its core.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 03 Dec 2015

Peering into the past: Potoroos provide new insight into biodiversity in Australia

Our study of one of Australia's most secretive marsupials sheds light on how changes to forests have enriched biodiversity

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Dec 2015