Dr. Paula Cushing has been studying these strange animals for nearly 17 years, and says there is so little known about them, that anyone can discover something new. They're camel spiders: neither camels, nor spiders! So... what are they, anyway? Read more about Camel Spiders: Neither Camels, nor Spiders
Blogs & Videos: The Brain Scoop
Check out what our Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Emily Graslie, has explored on The Brain Scoop!
Wherein archaeologist Dr. Steve Nash and I look at and discuss a fascinating, powerful, and complicated collection of artifacts. What do you think: can peace, or loyalty, be purchased? Read more about Can Peace be Purchased?
We're hittin' the road, from The Field Museum to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. In this first video, I get to visit one of the most unique collections I've ever seen in a natural history museum, AND guess what, I'm actually going to become their latest donation. What! Read more about The Human Biology Collection
The Field Museum has some of the best taxidermy in the world, much of which was created over a hundred years ago. It got me wondering: is taxidermy itself considered a form of art today? Who decides - and where does it fit in with our ideas of contemporary art? So... we asked some taxidermists! Read more about Is Taxidermy ART?
I'm already super spoiled with great habitat dioramas and taxidermy at The Field Museum, but I had to jump at the chance to attend the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships to experience the latest innovations in taxidermy wildlife art for myself. Read more about I waited 4+ years for this: the World Taxidermy Championships!
Before modern science, what evidence did people use to help explain the inexplicable? For some things -- the fossil record! Today we’re looking for griffins, cyclopes, magical bread and enchanted stone snakes in our museum collection. Read more about Fossil Myths: Cyclopes, Griffins, & Magic Fairy Bread
Wherein Mr. Wolf and Mr. Coyote both lose their skin. Read more about Coyote and Wolf Skinning
The relationship between humans and wolves is prehistoric-- today, they are some of the most highly studied animals on our planet. In this video we look at the history of wolves in the United States, and how recent hybrid events between wolves and coyotes is throwing a big wrench into our understanding of these species and their futures. Read more about Wolves can be a bit Coy
Insects have the coolest houses! This is an ode to a few of the most amazing architects in the invertebrate world. Read more about Insect Cribs
The March for Science is taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, in Washington, D.C. and in hundreds of cities around the world. I'll be participating here in Chicago with my Field Museum colleagues, and with thousands of other science supporters. Read more about I'm Marching for Science!