Blog Posts

February 12th, 2013

Permian brachiopods collected from the Salt Range during WWII by Dr. Sharat Roy.

February 12th, 2013

The Field Museum has acquired six pieces of an extremely important Martian meteorite that was hurled into space about 700,000 years ago when Mars collided with an asteroid.

February 11th, 2013

Learn about the trilobite, Paradoxides that lived during the Cambrian Period, 510 million years old ago. 

February 08th, 2013

This specimen, UC 9705, was collected by F. W. Stokes in February, 1902. It is the lobster Hoploparia stokesi and it has the distinction of being the first fossil collected from Antarctica and scientifically described.

February 03rd, 2013

Calumet Photographic Dispatches highlights discoveries and happenings in the region by Field Museum staff and partnering organizations

January 28th, 2013

From January 25-27, 2013 the Annual Presolar Grains Workshop was held in Chicago. At this informal gathering cosmochemists and astrophysicists met and talked about how the study of presolar grains can help improve our understanding of how stars work.

January 23rd, 2013

Society for Conservation GIS (Geographic Information Systems) hosts an Annual International Conference.

January 17th, 2013

On her birthday, kudus to the First Lady for trying to get people outside.

January 15th, 2013

he speciesLink network closes the year with a total of 5,725,729 records online, of which 2,119,954 are georeferenced by the data providers (37%) and 2,039,684 are georeferenced through an application (36%). The Field Museum of Natural History is repatriating data of samples collected in Brazil by naturalists of the 19th century.

January 12th, 2013

The Field Museum is part of an amazing network with an important role to play.