The new fossil find Mansourasaurus shahinae is not only cool on its own—imagine a plant-eating dino the size of a school bus with armor-like plates in its skin—but it also starts to fill a big gap in what we know about dinosaurs in Africa. Read more about A New Titanosaur on the Map: Mansourasaurus Connects the Dots
Blogs & Videos
Every day at The Field Museum we're exploring something new, whether it's hidden deep in our collections or being investigated out in the field. Tune in to our blogs and videos to learn about breakthrough discoveries firsthand from our Field Museum scientists, discover curiosities in our vaults with Emily Graslie, or see how our science is making an impact in the world around you.
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Recent Blog Posts
In December, we hosted the first-ever Chicago Community Climate Forum. This event, which took place on the eve of the North American Climate Summit, brought together nearly 1,500 community members and 70 organizations under one roof—an encouraging sign of Chicago’s commitment to take action against climate change. Read more about No Napkin Left Behind: Why Zero Waste Matters
Humans take up a lot of real estate—around 50-70% of Earth’s land surface. And our increasing footprint affects how mammals of all sizes, all over the planet, move. Read more about Humans Take up Too Much Space, and That's Affecting How Mammals Move
The Akeley's Fighting African Elephants are some of the best examples of taxidermy ever created-- but they'll need help if they're to survive the next 100 years. Read more about The 'Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy' - Conserving Akeley's Elephants
Birds are the last remaining dinosaurs, and they’re also some of the most vibrantly colored animals on Earth. A new study reveals that these iridescent feathers go way back—like 161 million years back. Caihong juji, a newly discovered species of dinosaur, was duck-sized with a bony crest on its head, and long, ribbon-like feathers that were likely iridescent. These “rainbow” feathers would have shifted colors and shimmered in the light. Caihong juji means “rainbow with the big crest” in Mandarin. Read more about A Prehistoric Rainbow: Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Had Colorful Feathers
In the spring of 2018, we’ll unveil a cast of the largest dinosaur ever discovered: a 122-foot-long titanosaur is coming to our main Stanley Field Hall. And while SUE the T. rex is moving to their own new gallery, the titanosaur won’t be lonely—it’ll be joined by life-size replicas of giant flying reptiles and hanging gardens inspired by plants that lived alongside dinosaurs, like ferns, cycads, and arums. Read more about Return to the Age of the Dinosaurs: 35-foot Pterosaurs and Hanging Gardens Are Joining the Titanosaur
It's 2018 and we've got some exciting things coming up this year: Brain Scoop updates, big changes happening here at The Field Museum, and some random other questions answered. Read more about Happy New Year! (An Ask Emily Video)
Highlights from our North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) dissection livestream (11/10). Lauren and I skinned this animal for use in our educational collection here at The Field Museum. Read more about Beaver dissection HIGHLIGHTS!
It’s not hard to tell rich neighborhoods from poor neighborhoods. Wealthy parts of town generally have nicer cars, clean, well-groomed lawns, and, most strikingly, giant sprawling mansions. It’s nothing new: across cultures, wealth and power have been tied to large homes for thousands of years. Read more about What Ancient Houses Tell Us About McMansions and Inequality
It's a GLOW ROCK DANCE PARTY! This video is best watched in the dark! In this video we explore the special properties of fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals to learn how and why they 'glow' under UV light ('black light'). Read more about Glow Rocks