August 12th, 2012
Graduate student and research scientist and colleagues discover and describe new barbet from the foothills of the eastern Peruvian Andes.
January 11th, 2011
Get a rare look at the life of Field Museum scientist Dr. Corrie Moreau, and learn how her childhood love for insects spurred a career dedicated to researching ants.
April 30th, 2013
In June, the Field Museum is releasing The Art & Science of Birds, an eBook that explores artistic and scientific perspectives on birds.
March 07th, 2013
Thousands of feet below the ocean surface, some creatures create their own light known as "bioluminescence." Dive into biologist Leo Smith's ideas on bioluminescent fish.
December 07th, 2012
Species names are important--and much like the species they refer to, names often change over time, too. Since the origins of natural history, taxonomists have been struggling to keep track of them all.
September 27th, 2012
"The city is just a pseudo-cliff," says Mary Hennen, explaining a Peregrine falcon's perspective on Chicago's landscape. Illinois's wild Peregrine falcons might not be here in the first place if it weren't for the Chicago Peregrine Program.
September 21st, 2012
Building on his doctoral research at the University of Kansas, Peter Lowther takes us to the site of over twenty years of research on House Sparrows. Peter shows us that science can be found in all of our backyards; and specifically, in his yard in suburban Chicago.
August 03rd, 2012
Janet Voight does much of her research over a mile below the surface of the ocean, where amazing creatures can be found near hydrothermal vents.
August 03rd, 2012
William Burger argues that a Monocots-First scenario has greater explanatory power than does a conventional Dicots-First scenario, and that genomic data should be able to determine which is more likely to be correct.
July 27th, 2012
Jim Boone takes us on a tour through the Herman Strecker Moth and Butterfly Collection. The history of the collection and some its most interesting specimens are explored.