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: Mammals
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
Get a first-hand look at the backbone for the whole collection – the infrastructure. See what goes into installing the collection’s compactor units and see how these nuts and bolts do more than hold everything together. Read more about Video: Equipment
Meet the other members of this inaugural team and learn about what skills are needed for the upkeep of this important collection. Check back in on Monday for the final video in the series for a first-hand look at the backbone for the whole collection – the infrastructure. See what goes into installing the collection’s compactor units and see how these nuts and bolts do more than hold everything together. Read more about Video: The Team
HUGE THANK YOU TO Anna Goldman; the light in the stars, the whisper in the wind, the call of the wild Read more about Squirrel McNastyface
In our recent history, it has not been uncommon for scientists to collect plant and animal specimens from the remotest corners of our planet, and then bring them home to be a part of a collection at a museum. It’s also not uncommon for some of these specimens to remain undescribed (meaning that no official characterization of the animal has been published in the scientific literature) for years, due to the large number of specimens in the collection. Many times, new species have been discovered hiding among the specimens in a collection, sometimes 50 years after the specimen was collected. Of course, it helps if the animal is fossilized – this is the reason scientists are still discovering new species of dinosaurs that once walked the earth! Read more about Not One, Not Two, But Four New Species!
What's black and white and red all over?
A zebra on The Brain Scoop! Special Guest:
Anna Goldman, Mammals Prep Lab Manager at The Field Museum and #1 Superhero Crime-Fighting Woman in Science Champion Extraordinaire Read more about Zebra Bits
Bill Stanley tells us all about the weird and wonderful Hero Shrew, and reveals his latest discovery!
Read more about Thor's Hero Shrew (Scutisorex thori) :http://bit.ly/1bKOpwe Huge thanks to Bill Stanley for helping to make this episode possible! Read more about The Hero Shrew
Wherein Emily and Anna explore Hosenose from the inside out. Huge thanks to Anna Goldman for going all in on this one (literally) and never forgetting to be awesome. Read more about Hosenose, Part Two
Emily is back at it again with Anna Goldman, mammal preparation lab manager, and special guest Hosenose. Huge thanks to Anna Goldman for keeping it real and never forgetting to be awesome. Read more about Hosenose, Part One