Blog Posts

June 11th, 2013

We always think about how specimens will be used, but that does not mean we think of everything.

June 04th, 2013

I recently started a regular monthly blog for Psychology Today in connection with my new book How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction will be officially released by Basic Books on June 11.

May 26th, 2013

Monitoring biodiversity has become a priority in the development of REDD+ programs, but where will the expertise to do the monitoring come from?

May 20th, 2013

An NSF-funded workshop project led by Field Museum Adjunct Curator Robert Lücking received world-wide attention through a report in the international science business journal International Innovation. The article highlights Robert's training activities in Latin America and focuses on the particular situation in Colombia, where the project has developed substantial scientific expertise in short time.

May 08th, 2013

You cannot always get to all the events the Bird Division is involved in.

April 27th, 2013

Every once in a while traffic jams are somewhat enjoyable.

April 21st, 2013

An incredible juvenile plumage of an Amazonian bird goes unknown for 180 years - not any more.

April 09th, 2013


On April 9, 2013 the Field Museum's Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies has obtained more than 2.2 pounds and 234 pieces of the Chelyabinsk meteorite through a donation of meteorite collector Terry Boudreaux. Pieces of the meteorite are available for scientific research. Research on that meteorite will help us better understand the history of the solar system in particular its collisional history. The donation was extensively covered by the media.   The Chelyabinsk meteorites will be on public display at the Field Museum starting Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2013.
April 04th, 2013

Are you a museum technologist survey 2013.

April 02nd, 2013

Using the X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) at the Field Museum's Elemental Analysis Facility, I hope to reconstruct ancient rituals from 5,000-year-old ceremonial floors in Peru.