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!
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This video is in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates! Read more about The Evolution of Human Birth
Four hundred and sixty-six million years ago, there was a giant collision in outer space. Something hit an asteroid and broke it apart, sending chunks of rock falling to Earth as meteorites since before the time of the dinosaurs. But what kinds of meteorites were making their way to Earth before that collision? In a new study in Nature Astronomy, Field Museum scientists have tackled that question by creating the first reconstruction of the distribution of meteorite types before the collision. Read more about Today’s rare meteorites were once common
… have really interesting cultural implications. What does your footwear say about YOU? Read more about Shoes
We’ve got three big stories talking about tiny things! Tiny arms, tiny plants, tiny beardog fossils. Big science. Read more about T. rex Arms & BEARDOGS! | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 6
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?
The turkeys we’ll be sitting down to eat on Thursday have a history that goes way back. Archaeologists have unearthed a clutch of domesticated turkey eggs used as a ritual offering 1,500 years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico—some of the earliest evidence of turkey domestication. Read more about Archaeological Excavation Unearths Evidence of Turkey Domestication 1,500 Years Ago
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