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June 05th, 2012

Our new temporary exhibit presents a variety of artwork focused on the issues facing humans and biodiversity

May 17th, 2012

 Recent field work in Uganda includes determining the voice of Willard's Sooty Boubou

May 03rd, 2012

The Field Museum will receive a high-quality meteorite from a fireball that exploded over California and Nevada last month. The 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite, donated by private collector Terry Boudreaux, is extremely rare and valuable to science. It weighs about one-third of an ounce (10 grams) and has been tentatively classified as carbonaceous chondrite. 

May 03rd, 2012

Photo gallery from the 2012 members night at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies.

May 03rd, 2012

Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Philipp Heck and co-authors from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Germany had their paper on the first isotopic analysis of sulfur-rich comet dust published in the April issue of the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. The dust was captured during a flyby of Comet Wild 2 by NASA’s Stardust Mission and returned to Earth.

April 26th, 2012

Here are the pictures from Member's Night this year. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

April 23rd, 2012

With the recent loans of specimens from museums in Alaska and Canada, the "LinEpig" ID gallery now has more 200 North American species of Dwarf Spiders posted online.

April 03rd, 2012

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region

March 27th, 2012

William Faulkner was certainly a great author, but he didn't know much about vultures.

March 18th, 2012

Our specimens come to us in many different ways, one is off of roads.

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