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Twelve hundred leagues under the seas

New worm species have been discovered thousands of metres below the ocean surface in the Australian eastern abyss

By: Dr Laetitia Gunton, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Aug 2018

Ancient featherwork: The creation of the Cook’s cape replica

The traditions of Pacific craftsmanship endure in the work of Hawaiian master Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas.  

By: Alice Gage, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Jenny Newell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 07 Aug 2018

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Catriona Sandilands

Professor of Environmental Studies at York University (Toronto) Catriona Sandilands explores the possibilities of a feminist botany.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Aug 2018

A call for photos of blood suckers

DNA from mosquitos’ meals could give insight into endangered frog populations.

By: Tim Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Jul 2018

What is FrogID?

Discover more about the FrogID citizen science project and learn how you can get involved!

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 19 Jul 2018

Birds flock to big urban parks

The size of a greenspace is the most important predictor of urban bird diversity.

By: Corey Callaghan, Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Jul 2018

Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Oron Catts

World-renowned innovator at the intersection of science, nature and art, Oron Catts asks: what is life?

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Jul 2018

baya-ngara: read/speak knowledge – Because of her, we can

This NAIDOC Week we celebrate the contributions of Joyce Clague, the first Aboriginal person to join the Australian Museum Trust.

By: Nathan Sentance, Category: At The Museum, Date: 13 Jul 2018

Nyoman Mandra (1946-2018)

The maestro of Kamasan art Nyoman Mandra passed away.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jul 2018

World-first mapping of complete Koala genome brings hope for the icon's future

Australian Museum scientists are co-leading groundbreaking genomic research of one of Australia’s most iconic species – the koala.

By: Claire Vince, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jul 2018