Science Newsflash

The Book of Eggs

May 13, 2014

Check out many examples of eggs from The Field Museum's collection and The Book of Eggs now on display in the Science Newsflash exhibition in Stanley Field Hall.

Sharks and Soup

April 28, 2014

See how Field Museum scientists are using DNA barcoding to identify the species of a shark fin that was recently confiscated from a restaurant in our latest Science Newsflash.

Mummies and Cheetahs, in 3D!

April 18, 2014

Field Museum scientists use CT scanners to uncover the hidden secrets of mummies in our collection - Discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Sue's Microbes Go to Space

March 28, 2014

What do cheerleaders, microbes, and dinosaur skeletons have in common? They are all part of a project taking place onboard the International Space Station! Talk about worlds colliding!

Mysterious Green Meteorite Lands at The Field Museum

January 30, 2014

This mysterious meteorite may look like "kryptonite" from a Superman movie, but you can find out where it really came from in our latest Science Newsflash.

The Future of DNA Investigations at The Field Museum

January 23, 2014

The Pritzker Lab celebrates its newest member: a DNA Sequencer that can sequence an entire genome in one day!

An Earlier Great Wall of China

January 9, 2014

Was there really another Wall of China? - Discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Shark Sense

December 5, 2013

New research proves lemon sharks return home to give birth - discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Not One, Not Two, but Four New Species!

December 2, 2013

Four brand new species found deep in the Congo highlands - discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Dino Discovery

November 22, 2013

Field Museum scientist Dr. Pete Makovicky discovers a new predatory dinosaur, right here in the US - discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

The Amazon's Black Box

October 22, 2013

Field Museum scientists figure out just how many trees really exist in the Amazon - discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Paradise Lost is Found in the Mountains of Peru

October 9, 2013

The Field Museum's Rapid Inventory team was the first group of scientists ever to explore this remote region of Peru - discover more in our latest Science Newsflash.

Hiding in Plain Sight at The Field Museum

September 3, 2013

Recently, the “olinguito” was revealed as a new species in the raccoon family, although it was first noticed years ago in the collections at The Field Museum.

How to Recover from a Mass Extinction

August 20, 2013

During the earth's history, there also have been a number of
mass extinctions, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Increasingly, scientists are turning to past mass extinctions to gain new insight into what is happening today.

A New Hero: Another Example of the Most Bizarre Mammalian Spine on Earth

July 25, 2013

Over a century ago, explorers in the Democratic Republic of Congo noted a strangely large and hairy shrew – that’s right, a shrew.

Field Museum Assists in Murder Investigation

July 8, 2013

It sounds like a scenario straight out of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: “A father stands accused of murdering his baby daughter. A vital clue to where her body may be buried?

Baby Shark Cannibals: The Ultimate Sibling Rivalry

June 24, 2013

Recent research by Field Museum scientist Dr. Kevin Feldheim and his collaborators has revealed even more to the unusually gory story of sand tiger reproduction.

Russian Meteorite Lands at Field Museum

April 9, 2013

This meteor was the largest object to fall on Earth in almost 100 years, with an estimated mass of about 11,000 metric tons.

New Giant Sea Predator Discovered

January 8, 2013

An international team of scientists has described a fossil marine predator measuring 8.6 meters in length (about 28 feet) recovered from the Nevada desert in 2010 as representing the first top predator in marine food chains feeding on prey similar to its own size.