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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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Right after the Mifflin Meteorite fell in SW Wisconsin in April 2010 the Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Dr. Philipp R. Heck coordinated an international study to determine the time it spent in space and to calculate its size in space before it got ablated and broke apart in our atmosphere. Now, first results obtained from this study are published as extended abstracts, and were presented in more detail in March at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas: The new results show that Mifflin was travelling through space as a small 3 feet object for about 20 Million years before it landed in Wisconsin. Read more about Space Travel Time and Preatmospheric Size of Mifflin
This vide was created by the 2010 DNA Residency Team Venom, Nancy Bigelow (educator, Benito Juarez Community Academy), Matt Ahrenholz (student, Whitney Young Magnet School), and Anderson Tien (student, Naperville North High School). See the connections they made between the work they did in the lab and your own lives. Read more about Venom Student Video
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Thanks to a unique academic partnership, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago cooperates with anthropologists at The Field Museum, to offer advanced degrees in anthropology. Resources and Facilities Read more about Field Museum - University of Illinois at Chicago Joint Doctoral Program In Anthropology
This video was created by the 2010 DNA Residency Team Pathogens, Eric Rosado (educator, Lake Forest Academy), Claire Mellish (student, Jones College Prep School), and Jessenia Martinez (student, Benito Juarez Community Academy). See their view of the Emerging Pathogens Project and the tree of life. Read more about Emerging Pathogens Student Video
The other day, Peter Lowther from The Field Museum’s computer services department stopped by my office and handed me a frozen House Finch his 11-year-old daughter, Gloria, found dead in the snow by their house in Homewood, Ill. Although our computer records showed we already have more than 500 House Finches in the bird collection, I didn’t hesitate to accept another. After all, this was our first House Finch collected on Jan. 20, 1999. It is one of only four from Illinois, one of six from east of the Mississippi River and our only eastern specimen collected in winter. Read more about From Finches to Ostriches: The Anatomy of a Museum Collection