In which we take an expedition deep into an area of unstudied rainforest, and document our discoveries. At night. Read more about In Search of Night Life
Blogs & Videos
Every day at The Field Museum we're exploring something new, whether it's hidden deep in our collections or being investigated out in the field. Tune in to our blogs and videos to learn about breakthrough discoveries firsthand from our Field Museum scientists, or discover what curiosity Emily Graslie has stumbled upon in our vaults, or see how our science is making an impact in the world around you.
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Recent Blog Posts
EMILY LAUREN RUDICK Sophomore Biology major at Temple University, College of Science and Technology REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. Ana Glavinic (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Comparative Gill and Labial Palp Morphology (Mollusca: Bivalvia) Read more about Comparative Gill and Labial Palp Morphology (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
They are the “Mona Lisas” of meteorites – out of over 50,000 known meteorites, only 101 of them are fossilized, and four of them will be on display at The Field Museum. Read more about Fossil Meteorites Arrive at The Field Museum
On a Saturday morning a few months ago, I felt a huge confluence of thoughts come together for me with respect to science at my institution. The Division of Integrated Research is once again looking at how we can convince people to support the science we do. We have been discussing strategies with our institutional advancement folks and how we might present ourselves in upcoming fundraising. That morning, Shannon, Pete and I were watching a recorded episode of Real Time with Bill Marr, where guest expert Martin Blaiser, Director of the Human Microbiome Program at Read more about The museum, big data, and islands of knowledge
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has captured the imagination for decades, and climbing it is one of the most common items on the proverbial bucket list. “Kili” is not only the tallest mountain in Africa, it is the tallest free-standing (isolated and not part of a mountain range) massif in the world. Thousands of climbers ascend Kilimanjaro every year, trekking through multiple habitat zones to reach the summit which is 5895 m (19571 feet) above sea level. Read more about Kilimanjaro's Small Mammals
This is the 2nd installment in a 2-part series of highlights from our expedition deep into the bat caves of Kenya! Read more about Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. 2
Earlier this summer, there was a discussion on an on-line ornithological bulletin board about the best word to use to describe how birders and ornithologists use their experience with subtleties of species to identify them. The word that immediately came to mind for me was “gestalt,” which is a German word for “shape” or “form” that is associated usually associated with psychology. It was the word I had heard growing up. I specifically remember an ornithologist, Scott Mills, using it when he was talking to a Tucson Audubon Society workshop about identifying the various spe Read more about Jizz and/or Gestalt
In January 2014, Emily accompanied Curator of Mammals Bruce Patterson on a field expedition into the bat caves of Kenya. They were joined with Field Museum Media Producers Greg Mercer and Emily Ward to document the experience. This is the 1st installment in a 2-part series of highlights from the trip; there's much more to come! Read more about Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I
Thanks to the generosity and collaboration of the Field Museum's Women's Board, we were able to offer six Field Museum Women In Science internships this past summer! Read more about Meet our 2014 Women In Science Interns
Learn more about FMWIS intern Lissette Arellano and her project, "Evolution of the Mammalian Feeding System" which was focused on the evolution of rodent masticatory muscules. Read more about Field Museum Women in Science (FMWIS) Internships 2014 -- Lissette Arellano