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Anthropology for the People

Beyond racial classification and exclusion.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 23 May 2017

Australian born and bred

Edward Pierson Ramsay was only in his thirties when he became the first Australian-born curator of the AM on 22 September, 1874.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2017

The excitement continues: post-Lord Howe Island expedition

Now that all of the AM’s collections and research teams have safely arrived back home, what next? ‘Lots’ is the answer!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 May 2017

Carb-loading Ibis are long-term stayers

We know that Australian White Ibis enjoy a sandwich in the park, but it’s not just because sausages aren’t on offer.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 May 2017

Citizen Science making a difference

The South Lawson Bushcare group has been working to control weeds and rejuvenate natural bushland for 20 years.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2017

World Science Festival 2017

The World Science Festival is an annual weeklong celebration and exploration of science, with events held in Brisbane and New York.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 May 2017

The truth comes out in the end

Genetic analysis of scats (faecal pellets) from a remnant rock-wallaby colony has revealed an unexpected evolutionary history.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 May 2017

Camera Trapping

From goannas and sparrows to quolls and kangaroos, citizen scientists play a key role in identifying animals from camera trap footage.

By: Jessica O’Donnell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 May 2017

What a Star!

Six-year-old Julian Perros has raised $620 to help fight the devastating impacts of the Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 May 2017

Two new species of ‘micro’ termite

Termites can be hard to identify, both in your floorboards and in the lab. But finding two new species of them might not be all bad news!

By: Tim Lee, Category: AMRI, Date: 04 May 2017