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
We’re celebrating the Museum’s 125th anniversary in 2018 and marking the occasion in some big (as in, dinosaur-sized!) ways. SUE the T. rex is getting a makeover thanks to ongoing scientific research, and we’re welcoming a BIG new dinosaur to the Museum. Read more about From T. rex to Titanosaur, Big Dinosaur Changes
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
Wherein archaeologist Dr. Steve Nash and I look at and discuss a fascinating, powerful, and complicated collection of artifacts. What do you think: can peace, or loyalty, be purchased? Read more about Can Peace be Purchased?
We're hittin' the road, from The Field Museum to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. In this first video, I get to visit one of the most unique collections I've ever seen in a natural history museum, AND guess what, I'm actually going to become their latest donation. What! Read more about The Human Biology Collection
The Field Museum has some of the best taxidermy in the world, much of which was created over a hundred years ago. It got me wondering: is taxidermy itself considered a form of art today? Who decides - and where does it fit in with our ideas of contemporary art? So... we asked some taxidermists! Read more about Is Taxidermy ART?
I'm already super spoiled with great habitat dioramas and taxidermy at The Field Museum, but I had to jump at the chance to attend the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships to experience the latest innovations in taxidermy wildlife art for myself. Read more about I waited 4+ years for this: the World Taxidermy Championships!
Before modern science, what evidence did people use to help explain the inexplicable? For some things -- the fossil record! Today we’re looking for griffins, cyclopes, magical bread and enchanted stone snakes in our museum collection. Read more about Fossil Myths: Cyclopes, Griffins, & Magic Fairy Bread