There's been a lot of talk and research interest around the possibility of resurrecting certain groups of organisms (or, at least their genomes) from extinction, with Woolly Mammoths being prime candidates for such an endeavor. But what about a closely related group, like the Mastodons? What's the criteria for possible 'de-extinction'? SO MANY QUESTIONS. Read more about Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can we 'de-extinct' them both?
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We're taking a break from our regular content this week to share this message with you. It's more important than ever to remind ourselves who we are, and what good we can do for our planet, and one another. Read more about A Commitment to Curiosity
Wherein my mind is blown by technology, yet again. Read more about The Amazing Laser
You win some, and you lose some: this is true in games of chess, and sometimes in science, too. A newly discovered species can never replace the loss of another - but we persevere. Read more about 2 Extinctions, 1 New Species, and… chess?| Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 5
Like many kids, I dissected owl pellets when I was in school - but I never realized they can be used by scientists to learn about certain aspects of an ecosystem. And today, paleontologists like Matt McDowell are using these pellets to learn about the history of an environment, to preserve them for the future. Read more about How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History
Artificial cranial deformation, or head binding, is a practice carried out by cultures all over the world, and throughout time. Dr. Robert Martin talked to us about how the tradition was implemented by figures of high status in Ancient Egypt. Read more about Why did King Tut have a flat head?
I still want to know what happened to those fish that escaped from the dentist’s office in ‘Finding Nemo.’ Read more about Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3
Got a question? Give us a call! +1 (315) 367-2667 - aka 315-Em-Scoop !!! For more science stories and updates, check out our new series, 'Natural News from The Field Museum'! We're alternating that show with Brain Scoop episodes to keep things EXCITING! Read more about Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13
In this week’s episode of Natural News from The Field Museum, we’ve got updates about the sex lives of peregrine falcons, mouse lemurs as time machines, and new research on the formation of our solar system! Read more about Sex Lives of Peregrine Falcons & Time Travel Discoveries | Ep. 2
We just launched a new show here on The Brain Scoop to keep you updated on all sorts of science and discovery news from The Field Museum. We designed a few sets for the purpose. Be sure to check out our first episode, posted last week! Read more about Behind-the-scenes on our new set!