Latest blog entries

Why it matters that marine taxonomists are becoming an “endangered species”

Without taxonomists, we won't know what species we have and what species we're driving to extinction

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Journey of Prince Mursada

Story embedded in Javanese tradition.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Feb 2015

Flying Visit from Tokyo

Putting heads together in the Japanese collection.

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

DigiVol: Supporting scientific research at the Australian Museum

DigiVol volunteers help to advance science by digitising collections in preparation for study by researchers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Feb 2015

Become a Scientist for a day

Each 'Scientist For a Day' program has different themes, designed to show kids what it’s like to work in different areas of science.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Feb 2015

The past, present and future of Australia’s mammals

What makes Australian mammals so interesting?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Finding needles in a haystack

Detecting tiny exotic flies just got easier thanks to DNA barcoding, and now we also know where they came from.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Melanesia – a bird’s-eye view

A mosaic of hair-styles, colours, languages and blurry boundaries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Digging for dugongs

We know why these gentlemen are digging in their three-piece suits, but their identity has been a moot point among archivists.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: explore, Date: 03 Feb 2015

Young Scientists Explore Science and Culture

Our recent Scientist for a Day program kicked off 2015 with the exploration of science and culture.

By: Ashleigh Harrington, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 02 Feb 2015