Antarctica: On the Edge 3D

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Published: April 11, 2018

The Animal Sound Library

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

The Museum für Naturkunde is home to one of the largest collections of animal sound recordings in the world. They're studied by scientists to learn about what animals live in an area, and what time(s) of year they're active, and in what abundance.

One of the field recorders featured was initially created for use by agents in the CIA! (Scientists used it for spying, too; on birds.)

Animal Sound Archive

Published: February 5, 2018

SUE the T. rex

Get to know the dinosaur known as Specimen FMNH PR 2081.

Get to know the dinosaur known as Specimen FMNH PR 2081.

Published: October 31, 2017

Lemurs Are Weird Because Madagascar’s Fruit Is Weird

New research sheds light on why lemurs don’t eat as much fruit as their fellow primates and why they’ve developed odd dietary behaviors: the fruit on Madagascar contains too little protein to sustain them.

A brown lemur sitting in a tree, staring ahead with wide eyes.

New research sheds light on why lemurs don’t eat as much fruit as their fellow primates and why they’ve developed odd dietary behaviors: the fruit on Madagascar contains too little protein to sustain them.

Published: October 25, 2017

6,000-Year-Old Skull Could Be from the World’s Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of a person killed in a tsunami: someone who lived 6,000 years ago in the southwest Pacific.

Left: a brown, cracked skull; right: a group of people sitting on the short of a river, with two people standing and addressing the group

Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of a person killed in a tsunami: someone who lived 6,000 years ago in the southwest Pacific.

Published: October 22, 2017

Collecting in Vietnam: The Search for Millipedes

What’s fieldwork really like? And how do scientists decide where to go and how to search? Field Museum scientist, curator, and millipede expert Petra Sierwald describes a recent expedition.

Published: September 27, 2017

Tree-Dwelling Giant Rat Discovered in Solomon Islands

Remember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to be beset by enormous rats? That’s kind of what happened here.

Lifelike illustration of a a large brown rat on a tree branch, surrounded by green foliage.

Remember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to be beset by enormous rats? That’s kind of what happened here.

Published: September 21, 2017

Preserving the Migration of Giants: Guyana's Arapaima

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

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.

Published: September 9, 2017

Q&A with Paleobiologist Ken Angielczyk

Being a curator at a natural history museum can include many different areas of work, from doing research and studying collections, to field work and training future scientists. Dr. Ken Angielczyk, an associate curator and paleobiologist at the Field Museum, shares some of the unique aspects of his work.

Being a curator at a natural history museum can include many different areas of work, from doing research and studying collections, to field work and training future scientists. Dr. Ken Angielczyk, an associate curator and paleobiologist at the Field Museum, shares some of the unique aspects of his work.

Published: August 31, 2017

Meet the Museum's only Field Biologist

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

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.

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.