Blog Posts

September 12th, 2011

Studying Gloger's Rule and the effects of changing environments on bird plumages

September 02nd, 2011
Learn what Chicago was like 420 million years ago.

Fossil Invertebrate intern Alex describes his 2011 summer project involving the digitization of Chicago Silurian reef invertebrate fossils at the Field Museum.

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...

August 04th, 2011

With access to Ebird, I can record data on the birds I see even on vacation

August 04th, 2011

Peter Pyle visits our collections for project on molt patterns in Chilean birds

July 28th, 2011


Field Museum researchers at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies have received a second target foil from the Interstellar Dust Collector onboard NASA's Stardust Mission - that returned the first solid extraterrestrial material to Earth from beyond the Moon.  

July 22nd, 2011

Eggs tell the story of changes in the Chicago region

July 15th, 2011

Ecosystem and biological research programs at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are vital to the nation. They are critcal to our nation's efforts to combat invasive species, manage endangered and threatened species, address wildlife diseases, and restore degraded landscapes.

July 15th, 2011

A look into the 'Secret Room' That everyone asks about but no one sees !

July 12th, 2011

The Field Museum receives many streams of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education, collection improvement, and outreach.  Don't let Congress politicize this vital funding source for the nation's essential scientific disciplines and training.