200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

This episode is brought to you by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois and the Museum Fur Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany. 2018 marks the hundred and twenty-fifth year anniversary of the Field Museum. By 1893 we had raised funds amassed collections from the World’s Fair, developed exhibit cases for display to the public and were…Continue reading 200 years, WWI & WWII, Communism: The Story of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum

New Series Announcement! | Natural News from The Field Museum

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

A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

This is the story of a love affair between male Australian jewel beetles, and roadside trash. Julodimorpha bakewelli live in Australia’s arid western regions. They’re big, orange, and bumpy– and that’s how they like their females, too. In the 1980s, entomologists Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz noticed a few of these male beetles were desperately…Continue reading A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants

Hey, so before we get into this episode two really quick updates. Number one, if you are anywhere near Berlin Germany We’re gonna be there in a week And we’re actually having a meet-up at the Natural History Museum there at 10:30 in the morning So there’s more information And a link to the eventbrite…Continue reading The ‘Sistine Chapel of Taxidermy’ – Conserving Akeley’s Elephants