What’s brightly colored, lives on shipwrecks, filter-feeds like a whale, and shoots webs like Spiderman? Read more about “Spiderman” Worm-Snails Discovered on Florida Shipwreck
Blogs & Videos: Field Work
Akiko Shinya prepares vertebrate fossils for research, prospects and excavates fossils, conserves specimens, and works with volunteers and students in the lab. Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Evolutionary biologist and entomologist Corrie Moreau has traveled to remote tropical locations to collect ant specimens, made new scientific discoveries, and continues to support and mentor students and young scientists through her work with the Field Museum Women In Science program. Read more about Women in Science: Corrie Moreau, Evolutionary Biologist and Entomologist
A theory is a carefully thought-out explanation for observations of the natural world that has been constructed using the scientific method, and which brings together many facts and hypotheses. Read more about What Do We Mean by “Theory” in Science? (And How Turtle Shells Can Help Explain)
Lesley de Souza does field work in the Amazon basin of South America, exploring waterways for fish species and working alongside indigenous communities. Read more about Women in Science: Lesley de Souza, Conservation Biologist
Eric Gorscak is a postdoctoral researcher at The Field Museum focusing on African dinosaurs and paleobiogeography of the southern continents. Read more about Tyrannosaur Relatives of SUE
We're highlighting women in science at The Field Museum and their diverse areas of research, paths to working in science, and their advice for future scientists. Hear from Corine Vriesendorp, MacArthur Sr. Conservation Ecologist, Director, Andes-Amazon program:
How did you get where you are today?
Read more about Women in Science: Corine Vriesendorp, Conservation Ecologist
The use of the words “fact”, “hypothesis”, and “theory” in science can be confusing, especially if conducting research isn’t your everyday job! But these terms have specific meanings, and they’re part of an important process that scientists use to gather information about the world around us. First, some quick definitions—here’s how scientists at The Field Museum (and around the world) use these terms: Read more about What Do We Mean When We Talk About Facts in Science?
This post was written by Adrienne Stroup, a Geology Collections Assistant and scientific illustrator. Read more about Picturing the Past Through Scientific Illustration
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