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Oldest known fossils of Australian climbing songbirds discovered in Queensland

Fossils of treecreepers and a new species of a sittella add to the growing picture of Australia’s past songbird diversity.

By: Jacqueline Nguyen, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Feb 2016

Little crustaceans of desert pools

Few people have heard of clam shrimps, yet in many desert pools they are abundant and diverse.

By: Professor Brian Timms, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Feb 2016

More than Maratus

An interview with Maratus: A Documystery director Simon Cunich.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Jan 2016

Sydney’s wild mammals

Many of Sydney’s native mammals can still be found – if you know where to look

By: Dr Sandy Ingleby, Category: explore, Date: 27 Jan 2016

What makes a great Australian?

Reflections on inspiring Australians by AM Executive Director and CEO Kim McKay 

By: Kim McKay, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Jan 2016

Afterlife: Missing Bones

Puzzle of the Egyptian Mummy: What happened on the journey to eternity?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jan 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Frog Drum

Symbol of fertility, harbinger of rain and wellbeing.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jan 2016

AMRI discovers 145 new species in 2015

The new, the different and the weird! In the last 12 months, AMRI scientists have discovered and described some amazing creatures.

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Jan 2016

Images of 'grieving' kangaroos misinterpreted

AM Principal Research Scientist Dr Mark Eldridge reveals things are not what they seem – they're far more sinister

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Jan 2016

With a little help from my fishy friends

When it comes to finding their way in the endless blue, baby fish are better at navigating when swimming in groups rather than on their own.

By: Amanda Hay, Jean-Olivier Irisson, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Jan 2016