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Seastars of a feather flock together

Feather stars are beautiful marine animals that may be under threat. A recent AMRI Fellowship study sheds new light on this enigmatic group.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2015

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Aboriginal shellworkers of La Perouse

La Perouse Aboriginal shell artists Esme Timbey and Marylin Russel keep alive a contemporary craft.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Gone before we know they exist?

Unknown diversity of tiny brown frogs just discovered, but some undiscovered species may already be extinct.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jun 2015

AMSF 2015: Volunteers wanted!

The 2015 Australian Museum Science Festival seeks volunteers for an explosive week of interactive science!

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Science in the Underworld: a cave experience for students

Limestone caves are a great natural laboratory for observing how geological processes work.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 May 2015

Light of the East

Four new and five known species mark the beginning of research into the Amphipod Crustaceans of Timor-Leste.

By: Dr Lauren Hughes, Category: AMRI, Date: 29 May 2015

Trying to explain biodiversity with beetles

The recipe for seed beetle diversity is a mixture of co-evolution and adaptation, with time stirred in.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 May 2015

Learning Process: The Bow in Question

The double life of wooden bow habou-numa from Lake Kopiago.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2015

DNA tools to curb the illegal pet trade

Our ability to detect the illegal trade in a threatened Australian snake species has just increased.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 May 2015

Predator outwitted – nest cages take eggs off the menu

Experiments reveal that endangered White-fronted Chats will accept nest-cages, giving Sydney’s population a last hurrah

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 May 2015