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The search for the Peppered Tree Frog has begun

My search for a tiny frog that hasn’t been seen for more than 40 years has commenced

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Dec 2016

How to Move a Whale

Moving a giant whale skeleton is serious business at the AM. AM’s Natural Sciences Conservator Sheldon Teare fills us in on what it takes.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Dec 2016

Former National School Building

 Discovering the little known story of the historic gem, the Former National School Building.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Dec 2016

Our Global Neighbours: A Ship Cloth in Life Cycle Transitions.

Ship symbol in Lampung helping safe passage from one stage of life to another.

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

Facebook for birds

The Cockatoo Wingtag project is shining a light on the extensive social networks and daily routines of 100 of Sydney’s tagged birds.

By: Dr Lucy Aplin, Category: AMRI, Date: 15 Dec 2016

AMplify ep 24: Professor Tim Flannery

AM CEO and Director Kim McKay AO in conversation with explorer, scientist and 2007 Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2016

Bats, birds and bones: a view to a kill

Songbird fossils from Queensland reveal the diet of an ancient population of the carnivorous Ghost Bat.

By: Jacqueline Nguyen, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Dec 2016

Malaita’s monster rat

Our team is again drawn toward Malaita’s cloud forests and we find an exciting sign of the giant rat we’re looking for.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Dec 2016

AMplify ep 23: Dr Robin Torrence

AM Anthropologist Dr Robin Torrence chats with Kim McKay about her research on the function of ancient material on peoples’ daily lives.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016

Do Spiders like music?

Surprising spiders from our Rare Books collection.

By: Adria Castellucci, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Dec 2016