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Travel the world on the back of a turtle

Hitchhiking on turtles and ship hulls, some species of Podocerus know how to travel while others have gone unsampled for 150 years.

By: Dr Lauren Hughes, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Jun 2016

The nose knows

Could the odour emitted from a sample of a rhinoceros horn be enough to identify the species that it came from?

By: Madison Myers, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 Jun 2016

AMplify: Episode 12, Mark McGrouther

To the Collection Manager of the fourth largest type collection of fishes in the world, Sydney Harbour "is a marine jewel."

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jun 2016

Big History at the Australian Museum

Last week sixty Year 4 students from Putney Public School came along to the Australian Museum to be part of the Big History Project.

By: Fiona Brell, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 21 Jun 2016

Our Global Neighbours: In Praise of Pottery

Are pieces of broken clay pots good for anything?

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

Many hands make light work

Kate Brandis, along with ANSTO and UNSW, are protecting our wetlands, by X-raying one feather at a time.

By: Clare Watson, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Jun 2016

AMplify: Episode 11, Dr Richard Major (part two)

Our podcast this week features the AM's ornithologist discussing citizen science projects Hollows as Homes and Wingtags.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Jun 2016

Frog goo to the rescue

Why frogs may hold the key to curing your next illness

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2016

Flipside of the upside-down jellyfish

What brings a tropical jellyfish to the temperate waters off New South Wales?

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jun 2016

AMplify: Episode 10, Dr Jodi Rowley part 2

The AM's amphibian biologist discusses rainforest expeditions, frogs that sing like birds and the crucial role they play in the ecosystem.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 31 May 2016