Blog Posts

July 11th, 2011

NBC Chicago News story on The Field Museum's use of a portable CT scanner to digitally uncover what mummies look like.

July 01st, 2011

Prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum) a native prairie plant at Beaubien Woods, Cook County, IL

June 29th, 2011


We announce a call for abstracts for the session P15 “Laboratory Analysis of Extraterrestrial Dust Returned to Earth” at the Fall Meeting 2011 of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 5-9, 2011 San Francisco, California, USA. 

June 29th, 2011

The beginning of summer = reflections on education.

June 29th, 2011

Things I do for fun, outside of the museum.

June 29th, 2011

Calumet Photo of the Month June 2011

June 27th, 2011


Collections & Research Committee member Terry Boudreaux donated a very unusual meteorite specimen to The Field Museum’s Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies.  The meteorite is named NWA 5492 after northwest Africa where it was found.  Its petrology and chemical composition are very different compared to other meteorites and it cannot be classified with the existing scheme.

June 23rd, 2011

Our visitors come to see the real things, even the small ones

June 20th, 2011

How do I get rid of the pest ants in my home?

June 18th, 2011

A glance outside leads to a good bird observation