Ireland is well known for its lack of snakes But less so for its lack of dinosaurs Only two dinosaur bones have ever been found there When we look around Ireland we find most of the rocks are just too old. They were deposited before there were any dinosaurs. Some of the rocks are just…Continue reading Can you find dinosaur fossils in Ireland? | Natural History Museum
In contrast to the female, the male anglerfish reaches a maximum size of about 15cm. This is one here. He has massive nostrils and that’s what he uses to find the female in the dark. He just sniffs her out and then attaches himself. In this specimen here, this is a female, and this funny…Continue reading The bizarre love life of the anglerfish | Natural History Museum
Animals come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some are big and furry, others can be small and slimy … And some even have a full suit of armor! Like our friend Gaia the armadillo. Armadillos look a little like a mouse or a rabbit, but there’s something that makes them really special: they’re…Continue reading Armadillos: Animals with Armor!
In 2015, Field Museum scientists published 226 books and papers and had their work cited more than 10,000 times. They studied specimens from every continent on the planet, including those in the ocean and others in outer space and in the process discovered 148 new archeological sites and 160 new species to science. We lent…Continue reading New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum
It’s strange coming here today and seeing this. I think when we started you don’t ever think so much about the finished product, you just kind of take one step at a time. I’ve never worked on anything like this, what am I thinking? I’ve never worked on anything as big and as significant as…Continue reading The blue whale: a three-year labour of love | Natural History Museum
When some dinosaurs began evolving wings, most began to form bird-like structures So what do the bat-like wings of the Ambopteryx tell us about the evolution of birds? Towards the end of the Jurassic, some small feathered dinosaur species began to evolve wing structures similar to modern birds’. A famous example of this is Archaeopteryx,…Continue reading Did dinosaurs need feathers to fly? | Natural History Museum
Welcome to The Brain Scoop’s new office! Isn’t it cool? I’m sitting here in Stanley Field Hall in the Field Museum of Natural History. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the United States. It has: representing Right now I’m going to take you guys on a tour of some of the…Continue reading Welcome to The Field Museum
My name is Emily Graslie and I’ve got one question, and one question only. And that is: What is a museum? What is a museum? It’s a place where they have lots of things. A museum is a place where the past lives. It’s a place you can go on the weekend and you can…Continue reading What is a Museum?
From years of killer whale studies, we know that, really, killer whales are kind of mummy’s boys and mummy’s girls. They have these really tight family groups that stay together for a long, long time and it allows them to pass on what they’ve learnt to the next generation, and to the next generation. And…Continue reading How do killer whales hunt? | Natural History Museum
This is Dr.. Steve Goodman. He’s a field biologist here at the Field Museum and by here, I mean mostly everywhere but here. Since he was 19, Steve has studied animals and plants all over the world, first spending nine years in Egypt and Northern Sudan, and then working in Tanzania, Gabon, Central African Republic,…Continue reading Meet the Museum’s only Field Biologist