Museum genetics solves 88 year-old tree-kangaroo puzzle
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3d ago
An examination of DNA extracted from tree-kangaroo specimens in the Australian Museum collection has confirmed that the mysterious , described as a new species from southern New Guinea in 1936, is not a valid species but the result of some erroneous locality information ..read more
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Museum displays: Invertebrate and Vertebrate Tree
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2w ago
See behind the scenes photographs featuring the construction of the Vertebrate and Invertebrate Tree, both popular displays, opened in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Charles Darwin's publication, ‘On the Origin of Species ..read more
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Devastating coral bleaching in 2024
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2w ago
The fifth mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef in the past eight years was declared in April 2024 ..read more
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Norfolk Island Polynesian adze-making site results just published
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3w ago
The first new archaeological site excavated on Norfolk Island in almost 30 years expands our knowledge of local Polynesian settlement. Evidence from a recently excavated stone-working site has now been published in the journal ..read more
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Where are Australia’s frogs? Introducing the latest Australian Frog Atlas
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3w ago
With seven new frog species described to science and over a million frog records at our fingertips, we revise and update the Australian Frog Atlas – the most detailed, up-to-date distribution maps of all Australia’s 254 frog species ..read more
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Landmark study reveals new ‘Tree of Life’ for all birds living today
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1M ago
The culmination of a decade-long research study involving scientists from across the globe working on the Bird 10,000 Genomes Project (B10K), which aims to sequence the complete genomes of every living bird species ..read more
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Three new endemic species of Weedfish from Temperate Australia
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Living among the seaweed of our temperate rocky reefs are fishes of the family Clinidae, aptly called Weedfish ..read more
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Exploring diversity in Australia’s banjo frogs or ‘pobblebonks’
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2M ago
The Australian banjo frogs or ‘pobblebonks’ are a spectacular group of four medium to large (3–9 cm) burrowing frog species, recognisable by their distinctive ‘bonk’ and ‘tok’ mating calls (which sound similar to the pluck of a banjo string ..read more
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International Women’s Day: Advice from women in their dream jobs at the Australian Museum
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2M ago
On International Women’s Day, we share a snapshot of some of the outstanding women who work in diverse areas, such as climate solutions, cultural collections, and science at the Australian Museum ..read more
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Combating climate change with olivine
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2M ago
Tim Flannery discusses an exciting mineral, olivine and how it can be used to tackle climate change ..read more
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