Blog Posts

July 10th, 2014


The best way that I can answer that question is to say - YES!  



July 07th, 2014

Just when you thought that theatre was dead.

June 30th, 2014

I think we're going to need a bigger crate...

June 12th, 2014

Recent studies of the global diversity of the lichenized fungal family Graphidaceae suggest that there are a large number of species remaining to be discovered. No less that 175 new species are introduced by Field Museum curators Thorsten Lumbsch and Robert Lücking and collaborators in a single study. However, statistical prediction suggests that the number of species still to be discovered and described is more than 1,800, presumed to occur largely in tropical regions of Mexico, the northern Andes, the Amazon, tropical West Africa, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

January 17th, 2014

We have put together a gallery of Chicagoland butterflies. 

January 14th, 2014

The donated meteorite NWA 7325 is an ungrouped achondrite and comes from a planetary body that has not been sampled before. Thanks to private collector Terry Boudreaux the Museum has now access to this incredibly rare and scientifically valuable rock.

November 23rd, 2013

A map of the locations where specimens imaged in LinEpig have been collected, where data is available, and why we need one.

September 19th, 2013

Dig deeper into the issues raised in the exhibit, including background on historical events and anthropological concepts

September 17th, 2013

To me, more science is essential for conservation of rare plants and animals.

August 28th, 2013

I think species delimitation falls into the realms of both basic and applied science… and so does a lot of other research