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1920s: Be Careful What You Wish For – Charles Anderson Director

 Who would have thought that superannuation could cause so much angst?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Jul 2017

Our Global Neighbours: Baohua LI and Yikun LI at the Australian Museum

Chinese students explain the elements of Chinese culture in our collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jun 2017

Genetics and bio-banking as a tool for detecting wild poached animals in the illegal pet trade

AMRI scientists show the power of bio-banking as yet another tool in the war against the illegal wildlife trade.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Jun 2017

1910s: Allan McCulloch - A New Breed of Scientist for the 20th Century

 On his recruitment application for war service in 1918 the only address that 32 year-old Allan McCulloch cited was the ‘Australian Museum’.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jun 2017

Meet Darren the Diprotodon!

It's never easy being the (really, really old) new guy, but 'Darren' our new fossilised Diprotodon already feels like part of the family.  

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2017

Male kangaroos don’t always move far from home

Male eastern grey kangaroos can move large distances, but their DNA suggests that sometimes they don’t!

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Jun 2017

Unmasking Culture – the snippets of history behind the Malagan masks

Learning by inquisitive exploration.

By: Kirsty Nguyen, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jun 2017

1900s: King of the Beasts – Sculpture Taxidermy at the Australian Museum

When entering the recently refurbished Australian Museum in 1910, even the seasoned visitor might have stopped in their tracks.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jun 2017

Spiders: Myth or Fact?

Is Daddy-long-legs really the most venomous spiders in the world? Are spiders faster than humans? Do all spiders bite? Let's find out.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Jun 2017

The tadpole of a very rare toad revealed

The tadpole of the rare and highly threatened Sterling’s Toothed Toad has remained a mystery, until now.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 06 Jun 2017