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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

1890s: Charles Hedley - upstart colonial?

 It could have all gone horribly wrong....

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Loopy or what?

Another bizarre creature identified by our experts in Search and Discover. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

New species of Leaf-litter Frog discovered from Vietnam

A small, zig-zag striped frog has just been discovered in Vietnam

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Jun 2017

Spiders that look like ants

AM scientists have discovered two new species of ant-mimic spiders that gain their ant-like appearance in a most unusual way.

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Jun 2017