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December 14th, 2012

Curious about what a "type" is? Or why scientists care about the names of animals and plants? 

November 21st, 2011

The Field Museum's Technology Department recently released The Field Museum's first iphone and ipad app, "Specimania" based on a variety of specimens from the collections.

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...

July 15th, 2011

Ecosystem and biological research programs at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are vital to the nation. They are critcal to our nation's efforts to combat invasive species, manage endangered and threatened species, address wildlife diseases, and restore degraded landscapes.

July 12th, 2011

The Field Museum receives many streams of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education, collection improvement, and outreach.  Don't let Congress politicize this vital funding source for the nation's essential scientific disciplines and training.

November 21st, 2011

The Field Museum's Technology Department recently released The Field Museum's first iphone and ipad app, "Specimania" based on a variety of specimens from the collections.

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...

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November 21st, 2011

The Field Museum's Technology Department recently released The Field Museum's first iphone and ipad app, "Specimania" based on a variety of specimens from the collections.

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...

July 12th, 2011

The Field Museum receives many streams of support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research, education, collection improvement, and outreach.  Don't let Congress politicize this vital funding source for the nation's essential scientific disciplines and training.

August 07th, 2011

A recent visitor to the museum's Division of Insects from Nanjing, China brought bags full of exciting fossil beetle specimens with him. Read on for an update...