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Category: Museullaneous

Tiny discovery, big news

Citizen scientist and peacock spider enthusiast Stuart Harris’s latest find proves there’s still a lot to learn about these tiny arachnids.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2017

AMplify ep 28: Dr Jenny Newall

Pacific Collection specialist Dr Jenny Newall joins the AM team fresh from her work with the American Museum of Natural History.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Mar 2017

1820s: Celebrating 190 years

190 years ago today the concept of a museum in Sydney was endorsed. It was to be Australia's first museum. 

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Mar 2017

Digging for whale bones

Australian Museum scientists are in the process of excavating three complete whale skeletons from Lord Howe Island.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Mar 2017

Birth Announcement!

After enjoying six months of alone time in our Spiders — Alive and Deadly exhibition, a Rainforest Scorpion now has her pedipalps full. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2017

AMplify ep 27: Live at the AM with Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

Instrument Scientist extraordinaire Dr Helen Maynard-Casely talks planetary bodies and why she's a scientist!

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2017

5 Fast Facts about Arachnophobia

Clinical psychologist Sophie Li gives us the lowdown on crippling fear of spiders. 

By: Dr Sophie Li, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Mar 2017

The women behind the work

From Scott Sisters to Ethel King, scientific illustration has allowed woman to shatter glass ceilings in the world of science.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Mar 2017

People of the AM: Tanya Goldberg, Creative Producer

Fresh from directing award-winning theatre around the world, AM's new Creative Producer Tanya Goldberg is discovering the art of science.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Mar 2017

AMplify ep 26: Vanessa Finney, Manager of Archives and Rare Books

We've seen their exquisite work, but who were the women behind some of Australia's most prominent natural history illustrations?

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Feb 2017