In which we set out and find fossil meteorites in time and space. Wait... meteorites can be fossilized?! Mind blown. Read more about Philipp Heck's meteoritical research and the arrival of fossil meteorites at The Field Museum! Thanks to Mario Tassinari for the loan of the fossil meteorites, and Birger Schmitz for pioneering this field. Thanks to Philipp Heck, The Field Museum and NASA/JPL for archive images and video. Read more about Fossil Meteorites
Blogs & Videos: Series
Every year millions of sharks are slaughtered for their fins. The Field has developed new methods to identify some of these sharks to better enforce laws and help end the illegal trade. Science FTW! ------------------- Producer, Writer, Creator, Host: Emily Graslie Producer, Editor, Camera, Archive: Tom McNamara Theme music: Michael Aranda Created By: Hank Green Production Assistant: Katie Kirby ------------------ Read more about Shark Fin CSI
Weapons made with shark teeth from 100+ years ago are not only awesome, but they may also help us uncover clues about species distribution. Thank you to Chris Philipp for allowing us to film in the oversized Anthropology collection, and for letting us borrow the artifacts in this video for the shoot! Read more about Shark Weapons
Wherein we take an adventure into the deep oceans of history in pursuit of fossilized sharks. Shout-out to Bill Simpson for his help in the production of this video and lending us the fossilized shark specimens for the shoot! We want to thank Ray Troll (http://www.trollart.com/) for generously allowing us to incorporate his incredible illustrations in this video! Read more about Fossil Sharks
Welcome to five consecutive calendar days dedicated to programming about everyone's favorite cartilaginous fishes: the sharks! Special thanks to David Shiffman (@whysharksmatter) for his help, support, advice, and fun facts about sharks! Additional thanks to Joe Hanson (itsokaytobesmart) and the folks at PBS Digital Studios for helping to put this great series together. :) Read more about Why Sharks?
Field Museum scientists and colleagues have just released a new book, entitled The Book of Eggs. The book is a lifesize guide that introduces readers to six hundred bird species from around the world, whose eggs are housed mostly at The Field Museum. Readers will embark on a journey told through individual stories that highlight the strategies employed by birds to successfully reproduce through the fragile but colorful structure that is the egg. Read more about Book of Eggs
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
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
Wherein we go on a fishing trip for 52-million year old fossils! The first in a series about the excavation of Fossil Lake, Wyoming. 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 In Search of Fossil Fish
Where biology and engineering meet: let's puzzle out what the function is for some of our specimens! QUIZ SHOW!
Huge thanks to Destin from Smarter Every Day for his help with this episode; stay tuned for more soon, and be sure to check out his channel!
http://www.youtube.com/smartereveryday Special Guests: Anna Goldman and Destin! Read more about What the Function? with Smarter Every Day!