Latest blog entries

Tackling brain disorders – Q and A with 2016 Eureka Prizes winner Dr Michael Bowen

 We spoke to Dr Michael Bowen, one of Australia’s leading early career researchers

By: Cara Bevington, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2017

New “Stone” frog discovered from Vietnam

A new gargoyle-like frog emerges from the limestone rocks of northern Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 Mar 2017

Digging for whale bones

Australian Museum scientists are in the process of excavating three complete whale skeletons from Lord Howe Island.

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Mar 2017

The Australian Museum - so much bigger than it seems

In my week behind-the-scenes at the Museum, I realised that the Museum is much, much larger than I'd ever imagined.

By: Vanessa Gardos, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 Mar 2017

How do worms know where to settle?

The start of a sedentary marine worm's life is a bit of a mystery. How do they end up choosing where to live out their days?

By: Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: AMRI, Date: 14 Mar 2017

Birth Announcement!

After enjoying six months of alone time in our Spiders — Alive and Deadly exhibition, a Rainforest Scorpion now has her pedipalps full. 

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Mar 2017

Changing chromosomes: do genomic hotspots drive evolution in an iconic Australian marsupial?

New genomic data resolves the relationships of living rock-wallabies but how their diverse chromosomes evolved still remains a mystery…

By: Sally Potter, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Mar 2017

The (other) Lord Howe insect

On expedition on Lord Howe Island, AM scientists have made an unexpected discovery. 

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Mar 2017

AMplify ep 27: Live at the AM with Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

Instrument Scientist extraordinaire Dr Helen Maynard-Casely talks planetary bodies and why she's a scientist!

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Mar 2017

5 Fast Facts about Arachnophobia

Clinical psychologist Sophie Li gives us the lowdown on crippling fear of spiders. 

By: Dr Sophie Li, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Mar 2017