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‘Red Listing’ to help save Southeast Asia’s Amphibians

A first step in biodiversity conservation is determining which species are most threatened with extinction.

By: Timothy Cutajar, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2015

Reminiscence Boxes- Connecting with people across Australia

The Australian Museum now has a range of Museum in a Box® resources for use in group work with seniors.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 21 Apr 2015

Frogs in the trees

In making the transition from the swamp to the tree-tops, different groups of frogs have evolved in remarkably similar ways.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 21 Apr 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Australia and Turkey at War

The profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Apr 2015

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