Blogs & Videos: The Brain Scoop

Check out what our Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Emily Graslie, has explored on The Brain Scoop!

Ask Emily #7

Emily answers your questions on ocean exploration, poop, and butterfly memories! Thanks to Leigh Pfeffer, Matt Wood, monstersshesays, Laura Hutfilz ‏@comicallylaura, 120lbsofconfused, pwisva, CGP Grey, Rachael Dye ‏@nerdycrochet, Derek Hennen ‏@derekhennen, kittyreads, and rooks-and-ravens for the questions!

Siats meekerorum

Peter Makovicky introduces us to Siats meekerorum, a new species of dinosaur discovered and described by him and Lindsay Zanno! Special Thanks to Peter Makovicky for making this episode possible! Citations: 

Reconstructed S. meekerorum illustration by Jorge Gonzalez.

The Gem Room

Wherein we open the vaults and unveil some of the shinier secrets from the Museum's geology collection! To see more beautiful gems and jades, come visit the Grainger Hall of Gems at The Field Museum, or read: Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World, by Lance Grande: Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time, by Lance Grande: