This post was written by Adrienne Stroup, a Geology Collections Assistant and scientific illustrator. Read more about Picturing the Past Through Scientific Illustration
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?
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