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International Women's Day podcast: Kim McKay and Rebecca Johnson

Pioneers of science, environmentalism and business in conversation to celebrate International Women's Day 

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Mar 2016

Eyes peeled for the elusive Blind Snake

Serendipity, morphology and museum collections combine to determine a new species of blind snake from the southern Northern Territory.

By: Glenn Shea, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Kuningan Day in Sydney, February 2016

The Australian Museum helps the Balinese community of NSW celebrate its sacred day

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2016

Hollows as Homes citizen science project

A collaboration aiming to build a comprehensive picture of the hollow resources available for native wildlife across Sydney

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2016

Eastern Quolls: Back from the brink?

Renewed hope that a mammal thought extinct on the mainland has been given a second chance 

By: Rohan Astley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2016

Five new frog species discovered in fast-disappearing forests

The forests of central Vietnam & adjacent Cambodia are home to five new frog species that have hopefully been discovered in the nick of time

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Pearl-shelling in Australia

From body decoration and charms to bitterly hard labour.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Feb 2016

Q and A with 2015 Eureka Prize winners Professors Dayong Jin and Bradley Walsh

Read about their Eureka experience

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2016

Translating AMRI research into conservation action

IUCN Red List assessments of several hundred Australian land snail species are currently conducted by AMRI scientists.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2016

A Diploma for ‘Stuffed Fish’, 1883

Why is the recently discovered 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition diploma, designed by Linley Sambourne, unique?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Feb 2016