Latest blog entries

Miner stocks continue to rise, closing out small consumers

A large-scale research collaboration has discovered why the native Noisy Miner now dominates bird communities in eastern Australia.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2015

Australian Museum staff who served in World War I

An honour roll of the nine staff members who fought in The Great War. 

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Apr 2015

Exploring the diversity of Christmas tree worms in Indo-Pacific coral reefs

Genetics comes to the rescue in solving a mystery surrounding psychedelically coloured marine worms!

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Apr 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Private Potter in Service

Life in science in a time of war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2015

Mimic fish benefit from imperfect impersonations

Animal mimicry can become ineffective if it is used too often, and these canny fish know it.

By: Teresa Horsley, Category: Science, Date: 14 Apr 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Who owned the Shirase Sword?

Sydney University historian investigates.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Apr 2015

Our Global Neighbours: A Sword of the Country

Aboriginal culture in early colonial Sydney is documented in written and pictorial sources, but a few artefacts from this period exist.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Apr 2015

Discovering Australian bristle worms

Old and new species discovered during the first ever survey of a mysterious family of bristle worms in Australian waters

By: Dr Anna Zhadan, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

Archaeological science celebrates 40 years

The toolbox for archaeology now contains a diverse collection of highly sophisticated scientific techniques.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

A coral-reef fish with large, fast, conspicuous larvae and small, cryptic adults

In most coral reef fishes, larvae are tiny and transparent, and adults large and boldly coloured – but in one species, the opposite is true.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Apr 2015