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This Fossil Arachnid Penis was a HUGE Discovery

One of the most important characteristics that scientists who study insects, arachnids & other spider relatives look at to determine new species is the genitalia (so, penises). Dr. Jason Dunlop, who researches fossil spiders in amber, shared this big discovery with us on our visit to Berlin. More Brain Scoop from the Museum für Naturkunde. Dr. Jason Dunlop The World Spider Catalogue

The Rare Book Room!

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!