The Akeley's Fighting African Elephants are some of the best examples of taxidermy ever created-- but they'll need help if they're to survive the next 100 years. Read more about The 'Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy' - Conserving Akeley's Elephants
Blogs & Videos: The Brain Scoop
Check out what our Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Emily Graslie, has explored on The Brain Scoop!
It's 2018 and we've got some exciting things coming up this year: Brain Scoop updates, big changes happening here at The Field Museum, and some random other questions answered. Read more about Happy New Year! (An Ask Emily Video)
Highlights from our North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) dissection livestream (11/10). Lauren and I skinned this animal for use in our educational collection here at The Field Museum. Read more about Beaver dissection HIGHLIGHTS!
It's a GLOW ROCK DANCE PARTY! This video is best watched in the dark! In this video we explore the special properties of fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals to learn how and why they 'glow' under UV light ('black light'). Read more about Glow Rocks
PARASITE. Doesn't the word just make your skin crawl? (that's actually the worms living under your flesh... just kidding). Despite our "ick" reaction to these animals, they play important roles in their environments - and many are under threat. Read more about The Case for Saving PARASITES.
The Field Museum isn't just home to specimens and artifacts: it's also home to the books and manuscripts that have shaped our understanding of the world's natural history. Today, we look at some of the 7,500 books in the Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room! Read more about The Rare Book Room!
BOOKS! These are some of my favorite science-y books from the last year or so. Got any recommendations for me!? Read more about Emily's Recommended Reading!
Conservation scientist Dr. Lesley de Souza is working with the people of Guyana to establish a new protected area. Their goal is to safeguard a watershed for animals like the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. Read more about Preserving the Migration of Giants: Guyana's Arapaima
Dr. Steve Goodman's work is legendary. He's the only scientist at The Field Museum with the title 'Field Biologist,' and spends 9-10 months out of the year conducting research in other countries, with a focus on Madagascar for nearly 30 years. Read more about Meet the Museum's only Field Biologist
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