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September 28th, 2012

On September 24, Collections & Research Committee Member and private meteorite collector Terry Boudreaux donated and loaned specimens of a freshly fallen meteorite to the Museum’s Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. The meteorite produced a fireball associated with a sonic boom before it hit the ground near Battle Mountain, NV on August 23. The meteorite is tentatively classified as an ordinary chondrite of type L6. 

September 04th, 2012

 A two day Biosynthesis meeting was held on August 29 & 30, which worked toward the goal of engaging students of partnering institutions to aid in capturing data from scientific collections; thus relieving some of the taxonomic impediment.

August 29th, 2012

Reflections on the discovery, announced this month, of an entirely new spider family discovered in Oregon caves.

August 25th, 2012

There is nothing like a long car trip to appreciate the wonder of North American birds.

August 17th, 2012

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies hosts five high-school students and three undergraduate students students this summer. They receive a unique hands-on education with meteorite-related laboratory work and collections management projects. On our website and on our Facebook page we will feature brief presentations of them, their projects and experience at the RAPC.

http://meteorites.fieldmuseum.org/

July 30th, 2012

Last week I was in Green Bay, Wisc., for the American Arachnological Society meeting, which brought together about 100 researchers working with spiders and other arachnids.

July 30th, 2012

Male frogs can sometimes be tricked into calling by imitating their call.

July 26th, 2012

The interesting things you can see from e-bird and maps

July 11th, 2012

Prof. Nyakabwa made a world of difference to biology students in the Congo.

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