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In the Venom Lab with Spider Wrangler Lachlan Manning

Our arachnid guru tells us how and why we are milking spiders for thier venom live in Spiders – Alive & Deadly.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Hollows as Homes

A unique and exciting project bringing together AMRI research and citizen science.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Arctic Ice-cream

And other examples from ingenious Inuit culture.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Youth Eco Summit 2016

The Youth Eco Summit (YES) 2016 was held in Sydney Olympic Park Showground

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Nov 2016

Murama Indigenous Youth Summit

The inaugural Indigenous Youth Summit Murama was held at Sydney Olympic Park 16 – 18 October 2016

By: Renee Cawthorne, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Nov 2016

AMplify ep 21: Live Night Talk on Asaro Mud Masks from Papua New Guinea

A distinguished panel explore the cultural significance and museum acquisition of Asaro Mud Men Masks.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2016

European vacations with a worm flavour

AMRI worm researchers attend the 12th International Polychaete Conference and teach taxonomy courses in Europe.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Nov 2016

Digivol scans 40-year-old slides of spiders

Check out some of the beautiful images of the AM arachnology slide collection scanned by DigiVol volunteers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

WeDigBio 2016

WeDigBio is a 4-day event that engages citizen scientists worldwide to help digitise specimens held in natural history collections.

By: Rhiannon Stephens, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Oct 2016

Anything but sluggish: The dawn of land snail phylogenomics

Powerful genome-based methods open new avenues in land snail systematics.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Oct 2016