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March 18th, 2012

Our specimens come to us in many different ways, one is off of roads.

March 08th, 2012

 

Collections and Research Committee Member Terry Boudreaux and fellow meteorite collector Greg Hupé donated a beautifully polished 4.9-gram-slice of a rare, ungrouped achondritic meteorite (NWA 6704) to The Field Museum. The petrology, the elemental and oxygen isotopic composition share characteristics of different meteorite groups and does not allow to group it with any known group.

 

February 06th, 2012

At a memorial service at the museum, friends remember a special person

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

January 12th, 2012

People always ask about big discoveries, here is one made by a Field Museum ornithologist that most people do not even know about.

January 05th, 2012

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies is proud to announce the newest addition to the meteorite collection.  The newly named meteorite Thika, recently classified as a L6 ordinary chondrite, was donated to the Center by Collections and Research Committee member Terry Boudreaux in mid-September. 

November 29th, 2011

Conservation Case building with no wood products inside a case, has been the goal of conservators for many years. Along with the help of dedicated staff here at Field, we have accomplished a cost effective, uncomplicated approach. 

November 21st, 2011

The Field Museum's Technology Department recently released The Field Museum's first iphone and ipad app, "Specimania" based on a variety of specimens from the collections.

November 20th, 2011

One of the best things about DNA is that you can check your work, most of the time.

November 09th, 2011

We know little about the young of many species of birds or how they grow.

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