This post was written by Adrienne Stroup, a Geology Collections Assistant and scientific illustrator. Read more about Picturing the Past Through Scientific Illustration
Blogs & Videos
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Recent Blog Posts
We’re confident dinosaurs didn't attract their mates with flowers and chocolates, but it’s hard to say for sure what DID go down. Once you look past the commercialism, Valentine’s Day boils down to the irrepressible natural forces of affection and desire. Underlying these forces is our drive to reproduce—so it may be timely to ask what we know about dinosaur reproduction. Read more about How Did Dinosaurs Woo Their Mates?
Through support from The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Keller Science Action Center is facilitating Sustainability Planning Sessions in Pembroke Township, IL. Though Pembroke has always been known for its incredibly diverse wildlife, there is currently no plan in place to ensure its protection. Read more about Pembroke Sustainability Planning Sessions
On Monday, February 6, 2017, around 1:30am local time, many inhabitants of the Midwest saw a bright fireball shooting across the night sky. Some even heard a sonic boom. The Field Museum's Invertebrate Collections Manager Paul Mayer woke up from the sonic boom: "I was staying in Fredonia, Wisconsin and was woken up by a large boom that shook the whole house. It sounded like thunder and I thought maybe it was a train hitting something. I got up and looked out the window, but did not see anything. Read more about Bright Fireball Over the Midwest
This carved wooden screen has been a fixture in The Field Museum Library Reading Room for many years. Its origins were rediscovered in 2014 by visiting researcher William H. Ma, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of California, Berkeley. At the time, Mr. Ma was here helping with research on the Hall of China. Read more about The Story Behind the Tushanwan Jesuit Orphanage Wooden Screen
Dear Colleagues, As you know, the White House issued an executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. Like many of you, I am concerned by these actions and stand firmly against them. At this time, it remains unclear the impact this will have on the Museum, our community, our international colleagues, and our work abroad. What remains clear is The Field Museum’s commitment to equality, tolerance, and inclusion. Read more about Where We Stand: A Letter to The Field Museum Community
This post was written by Shannon Hackett and Chad Eliason, who study birds in the Integrative Research Center at The Field Museum. Feathers are the first things that many people think of when they think of birds. Well, maybe flight is the first, but feathers enable flight. So, what are feathers and what do they do? Read more about Feathers and Our Feathered Friends
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