Join us for Part II in our quest to uncover the tropical world of ancient Fossil Lake! Palm trees in Wyoming! Sex in the fossil record! Check out "Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time," by Lance Grande http://bit.ly/1p79CXv Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World, by Lance Grande: http://bit.ly/1dr59GM Read more about Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
Blogs & Videos: Dinosaurs
Submit your own photos of misinformed Dimetrodon toys and games to http://isnotadinosaur.tumblr.com! Learn more about the Field Museum's fossil mammal and synapsid collection: bit.ly/1sYstC5 Read more about Dimetrodon is Not A Dinosaur
The citizen science project, called Project MERCURRI, is designed to compare microbes from different environments on Earth both to each other and to those found on the International Space Station. All together, 48 microbial species were selected to blast into orbit aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 shuttle to the International Space Station for research later this month. Read more about Sue's Microbes go to Space
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!
Reconstructed S. meekerorum illustration by Jorge Gonzalez. Read more about Siats meekerorum
Everyone knows that Tyrannosaurus rex was the biggest and baddest thing around during the age of the dinosaurs. But what else was out there? What was the biggest thing before the T. rex? Scientists at The Field Museum and collaborators have uncovered the bones of another large predator in the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah – one that would have filled the role as top predator of its time and kept T. rex’s ancestors in check! Read more about Dino Discovery
A growing number of species in the modern world (nearly 200 in fact!) go extinct every day due to factors such as climate change and habitat destruction. 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. Read more about How to Recover from a Mass Extinction
If you take sample of paleontologists and ask them how they became interested in the field of paleontology, some of them will doubtlessly tell you that they first got hooked on dinosaurs as a kid and things proceeded from there. I am definitely an example of this phenomenon: as far back as I can remember I was fascinated by dinosaurs, and “paleontologist” was almost always the answer when people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Read more about From First Grade to the Field Museum: A Paleontologist's Research Comes Full Circle
We continue our excavation of the Permian and Triassic periods with Dr. Ken Angielczyk as we travel back to The Field Museum to examine the fossil discoveries from the 2009 dig in Zambia. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 46 - Paleontology of Zambia
We continue our excavation of the Permian and Triassic periods with Dr. Ken Angielczyk as we discover the equipment that is required for the excavation of fossils in Zambia and Tanzania. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 45 - Equipment for a Paleontological Dig
Inside The Field Museum there are several laboratories where scientists do their research projects. Visit the Paleontolgy lab where vertebrate fossil preparator Akiko Shinya works on fossils. You may also get to see a very good looking Psittacosaur! Read more about Video: Fossils, Rocks & Akiko