What does climate change have to do with algae blooms? And what it means for the Great Lakes. Read more about Does Your Lake Look like Pea Soup? Climate Change, Harmful Algae, and What You Can Do
Wherein archaeologist Dr. Steve Nash and I look at and discuss a fascinating, powerful, and complicated collection of artifacts. What do you think: can peace, or loyalty, be purchased? Read more about Can Peace be Purchased?
This summer, we’re seeing news of extreme temperatures in the western US. Oh, and airplanes were grounded in Phoenix because of temperatures as high as 119 degrees Fahrenheit! Extreme heat can cause the aerodynamics near the ground to make it impossible for some aircraft to become airborne (recent articles from the New York Times and Wired do a good job explaining how this happens). Read more about Gases, Eddies, and Why Climate Change is Messing up Your Jet-Set Life
When you think of Lake Michigan, does fossil hunting come to mind? Many people may not be aware that the beaches of Lake Michigan can be a hot spot for fossils hunters. Aside from fossils, Lake Michigan beaches are also home to many fascinating rocks. Take a look at some of the more common rocks and fossils around the lake. Read more about Beachgoer’s Guide to Lake Michigan Fossils and Rocks
A new study compares the physical characteristics of two similar octopus species that live on the ocean floor, as deep as 9,500 feet (almost 2,900 m) below the water’s surface. Read more about How Can You Tell Deep-Sea Octopuses Apart? Check Their Warts.
The Field Museum will continue in its mission of documenting and preserving nature’s wonders and sharing those wonders with the rest of the world. Read more about Protecting Our Planet: A Letter to The Field Museum Community
Before modern science, what evidence did people use to help explain the inexplicable? For some things -- the fossil record! Today we’re looking for griffins, cyclopes, magical bread and enchanted stone snakes in our museum collection. Read more about Fossil Myths: Cyclopes, Griffins, & Magic Fairy Bread
The relationship between humans and wolves is prehistoric-- today, they are some of the most highly studied animals on our planet. In this video we look at the history of wolves in the United States, and how recent hybrid events between wolves and coyotes is throwing a big wrench into our understanding of these species and their futures. Read more about Wolves can be a bit Coy
Once a new species is determined, the fun of coming up with the perfect name begins. These dinosaurs are named for a variety of people who have contributed to paleontological research. Read more about What's in a Name? That Which We Call a Dinosaur
Climate plays a key role in determining what animals can live where. And while human-induced climate change has been causing major problems for wildlife as of late, changes in the Earth’s climate have impacted evolution for millions of years—offering tantalizing clues into how to protect animals facing climate change today. Read more about Spotted Skunk Evolution Driven by Climate Change