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
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
This post was written by Iza Redlinski, a Conservation Ecologist in the Keller Science Action Center. She participated in this recent prairie burn. You may not think of winter as a time to prepare for spring flowers, but our ecologists are working hard to hopefully see some native plants emerge in a few months! Read more about Restoring Plants With Fire in Calumet
It's been an exciting year here at The Field Museum: we explored nature and culture all around the globe, continued making discoveries within our collections, and invited visitors to learn with us. To stay in touch and see what we're up to in 2017, sign up for our newsletter at fieldmuseum.org/newsletter and become a member at fieldmuseum.org/membership. Read more about 2016 By The Numbers
Need a break from the holiday madness? Curl up with our 10 most-read blog posts of the year for a brain refresh (plus, some fun science facts to share with your visiting in-laws or your New Year’s Eve party guests). From Tully monsters to SUE’s missing arm to local birds, plants, and culture, it’s been a wild ride. Thanks for joining us on these adventures and discoveries, and stay curious with us in 2017! Read more about Top 10 Science, Nature, and Culture Stories of 2016
This post was written by Alaka Wali, curator of North American Anthropology, and Gino Diliberto, anthropologist and volunteer with The Field Museum. Read more about Native American Code Talkers: Language Diversity at Work
This post was written by Jamie Kelly, Head of Anthropological Collections and Anthropology Collections Manager, Lisa Nizolek, Cyrus Tang Hall of China Postdoctoral Fellow, and Cassie Pontone, Assistant Collections Manager. Read more about The Mysterious Madonna and Child Scroll
This post is drawn from the Science Hub, an interactive space to explore the collections and learn about new science, where you can see these antlers firsthand. Read more about Antlers: What’s Their Function?
While Chicago is experiencing the polar vortex, we thought we’d take a look at some cold weather gear from the collections! a114905d_027.jpg Murre, wolf, and beaver pullover parka. © The Field Museum, A114905d_027, Photographer John Weinstein Read more about Staying Warm in the Far North
… 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