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The Brain Scoop’s Emily Graslie Talks with Chicago Tonight

Emily Graslie, famous for The Brain Scoop channel on YouTube, has been hired as The Field Museum’s first “Chief Curiosity Correspondent.” As part of her new duties, Graslie will continue to make Brain Scoop videos, host meet and greets at the Museum, and will answer questions from Museum visitors and fans. Graslie’s videos give viewers a look at what goes on behind the scenes at The Field Museum, and explores the science in a fun, accessible way.

To talk about her new position at The Field, Graslie went on Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce and brought along some amazing specimens from the Philippines. Field Museum scientist Lawrence Heaney, PhD, has been studying there for over 30 years—discovering dozens of previously unknown species of mammals and studying diversity in the area.