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Live at the AM podcast: HumanNature series – Deborah Bird Rose

In this podcast, Deborah Bird Rose (UNSW) examines how humans, animals and the landscape intersect in the face of environmental crisis.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 May 2018

The food of frogs in a tropical forest

What do frogs eat in the wild? Everything that moves? Or are they more picky?

By: Le Thi Thuy Duong, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 03 May 2018

Treasures podcast ep 8: Life in the freezer

In our final episode, Charles and Kim uncover the stories behind objects used in Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions. 

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2018

Detective work uncovers the true identity of some Aussie frogs

It’s taken some serious investigation across three countries to solve some 150 year old mysteries about two Australian frog species.

By: Dr Glenn Shea, Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 Apr 2018

And how many times must a birder look up, before he can see all the birds – with apologies to Bob Dylan

Citizen science data is valuable for assessing avian biodiversity metrics within urban greenspaces

By: Corey Callaghan, Dr Richard Major, Category: AMRI, Date: 26 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 7: The platypus rug and the lyre bird

Kim McKay and Charles Wooley ponder the beautiful platypus rug and what it tells us about the changing attitudes towards our native fauna.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Apr 2018

The Skeleton in the Closet

Solving the mystery of the museum’s moa.

By: Eugene Kwok, Dr Jacqueline Nguyen, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2018

Little Antarctic worm raises big issues!

The Antarctic bristle worms Ophryotrocha orensanzi, were shown to be circumpolar, thus challenging some generally held opinions.

By: Dr Hannelore Paxton, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 6: The pestle that changed the world

The influence of this simple stone object stretched all the way to the Pacific, where this story takes a sudden, violent twist.

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

What bat is that?

The identification of an unusual flying-fox found in Sydney raised more questions than answers

By: Dr Linda Neaves, Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 16 Apr 2018