Latest blog entries

Preserving the tree of life

If you had to choose to save just one critically endangered species, which would it be and why?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jan 2015

Natural glass used for chopping tools in ancient Papua New Guinea

Axes made of glass were used to chop wood over 3000 years ago in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Early specimen exchange with Japan

Renewing an old relationship.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Art of the Skull: Colour Beauty of Traditions

A blog series with stories from the artists, designers & illustrators involved in the contemporary pop up gallery in the Aztecs exhibition.

By: Roberto Duran, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Weapons from Gallipoli

Historical relics and a mythology of war.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2015

Silverfish: poor cousins or a remarkable success story?

Silverfish have survived the challenges of a drying climate and are well represented but poorly known in Australia.

By: Graeme Smith, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Jan 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Head-hunting in the Cordilleras

Iconic Australasian traditions in the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines.

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

A frog that gives birth to tadpoles!

Unique in the frog world, a newly described frog from Indonesia lays tadpoles instead of eggs.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Jan 2015

Fish up a drainpipe

This amazing video of fish in a drain blew me out of the water.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Dec 2014

Rock-a-bye baby – All at sea on the RV Braveheart

During September four staff set out on the RV Braveheart from New Zealand for the Austral and Gambier Islands of southern French Polynesia.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014