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Watch as Adrienne Stroup, geology collections assistant and scientific illustrator, draws a Teleoceras. Ask her your questions below! #SciArt #FossilFriday
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Lara Gonzalez Bates
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yesterday at 14:02. Facebook
We're heading back into the Fossil Mammal Collection this morning for our next scientific illustration demonstration. Join us at 11am here on Facebook to watch as Adrienne Stroup, Geology Collections Assistant, draws a Teleoceras.

Share your questions about collections, scientific illustration, and Teleoceras in the comment section now or at 11am CST.
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The Field Museum
04/27/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
Have you met our Discovery Squad? Discovery Squad members show you real objects from the natural world that scientists use for study and answer questions. Keep an eye out for their black shirts and don't be shy - they can't wait to show you what they've got!

The Discovery Squad launched in October of 2015 with 18 volunteers. Since then, we have expanded to over 80 volunteers. And in 2016, the...
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Public Floor Volunteers

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04/26/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
For six million years, titanotheres reigned as the largest land mammals. This came to an end as Earth's climate shifted from warm and wet to cool and dry and these massive browsers went extinct. Exactly why they died out is a mystery. Perhaps their food supply dwindled as tropical forests gave way to grasslands.

See this fossil and more in our exhibition, Evolving Planet: [ Fieldmuseum.org Link ]
For six million years titanotheres reigned as the largest land mammals This
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Karen Logan DeMarini
Dawn Hall Brandes
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The Field Museum
04/25/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
Interested in becoming a volunteer at The Field Museum?

Volunteers help bring the Museum to life for over 1 million visitors each year. And with over 650 volunteers in more than 25 different Museum departments, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities to apply for. #NationalVolunteerWeek

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities: [ Fieldmuseum.org Link ]
Interested in becoming a volunteer at The Field Museum

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Colleen Amberg
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The Field Museum
04/24/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
Happy National Volunteer Week to all of our Field Museum volunteers!

In 2016, over 650 volunteers served over 93,000 hours of service to the Museum, the equivalent of 51 full-time staff members. Volunteers work on the public floor leading tours and sharing science with visitors, and help behind-the-scenes in our research and collection centers. Every day we are thankful for their support and...
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Happy National Volunteer Week to all of our Field Museum volunteers
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The Field Museum
04/23/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Is this the first mammal to go extinct from human-caused climate change?

The Bramble Cay melomys was a small rat that lived on a tiny island off of Australia:
Is this the first mammal to go extinct from humancaused climate change

The Bramble Cay Melomys

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Michael Reed
Sandy Radlein
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The Field Museum
04/22/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
The Field Museum encourages all supporters of science to participate in the March for Science. The March is a non-partisan demonstration for supporters of science to voice their passion for and commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, facts, and discovery.

The March for Science Chicago will take place in Grant Park from 10am to 12pm (with The Brain Scoop's Emily Graslie as keynote speaker)....
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Alicia Thompson
Robert C. Merkel
What are visiting scientists using Field Museum collections for this week?

In this photo, the red arrow indicates evidence of predation—a possible bite mark—on the trilobite’s left side. The rounded edges and distorted pleural spines are evidence of healing.

Steve Pates, a visiting DPhil (PhD) student from the University of Oxford, spent last week in the Museum’s Fossil Invertebrate...
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The jersey is on and we're ready to cheer on the @nhlblackhawks tonight! Time to take down the saber-toothed cats from Nashville. Let's go, #Blackhawks!

#NSHvsCHI #Brachiosaurus
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Join the Women’s Board of The Field Museum at their annual Women in Science Program and Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The event will feature a presentation by Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President and CEO of Ingredion, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions for food, beverage, brewing and industrial customers around the world.

Proceeds from the Women in Science...
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Join the Womens Board of The Field Museum at their annual Women

Women in Science Luncheon

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New research: What drove the Tsavo lions to become man-eaters?

Over 100 years later, their teeth still hold some essential clues.
New research: What drove the Tsavo lions to become maneaters

What Makes a Man-Eater? Check the Teeth

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Chris Faust
Patti Renegar-Fay
Sandy Radlein
We are looking for friendly and energetic Guest Relations Representatives to join our Jurassic World team during the run of this blockbuster exhibition!

Learn more about our available part-time (24 hours per week) and full-time (40 hours per week) positions: [ Fieldmuseum.org Link ]
We are looking for friendly and energetic Guest Relations Representatives to join

Careers

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Jameeleh Shelo
Ashleigh Singleton
We’re marching for science on April 22! Are you?

Our Chief Curiosity Correspondent and host of The Brain Scoop, Emily Graslie, asked staff, volunteers, and visitors what science is and how it enriches their lives.

Whatever your reason for marching, we hope to see you at March for Science Chicago and Expo. #ScienceMarch #ScienceServes

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We’re marching for science on April 22 Are you

I'm Marching for Science!

The March for Science is taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, in Washington, D.C. and in hundreds of cities around the world. I'll be participating here in ...

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It's an egg-cellent time to explore dinosaur eggs and nests. Dinosaurs had a variety of nesting strategies, and their eggs appear to have had long incubation periods—up to half a year. ????

Here's a look at dinosaur eggs:
Its an eggcellent time to explore dinosaur eggs and nests Dinosaurs had

Before the Chicken, There Was the (Dinosaur) Egg

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By now, everybody has seen the amazing viral woodpecker video from downtown Chicago. We at The Field Museum love seeing our local migratory birds getting noticed. At this time of year, birds are pouring through the area, rushing to get back to their breeding grounds further north. In Chicago, many of these birds get confused by the lights and glass of downtown; the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker...
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By now everybody has seen the amazing viral woodpecker video from downtown

Woodpecker hitches ride through Chicago

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Joanne Boa Vontade Moliski
Kim Usey
A #FossilFriday question: Whatever happened to Brontosaurus?

The name for this sauropod dinosaur has stuck around, but since 1903, Brontosaurus has been regarded as the "junior synonym" of Apatosaurus. And research published in 2015 reopened the door to potentially recognize Brontosaurus as a separate animal.

Take a look with Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates & head of...
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Rick Mulvaney
Niko Gooddog
This early dinosaur "cousin" is a lot more crocodile-like than scientists thought it would be.

A look at the newly-discovered Teleocrater:
This early dinosaur cousin is a lot more crocodilelike than scientists thought

Early dinosaur relative is a six-foot-long carnivore

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Michael Reed
Not far from Chicago, Mazon Creek offers a glimpse of what the world was like 300 million years ago.

Follow Paul Mayer, geology collections manager, and Field Museum volunteers Irene Broede and Jack Wittry as they dig into fossils that reveal what life was like in tropical Illinois. Our collection of Mazon Creek fossils, including Tully monsters, jellyfish, and plants, wouldn't be what it is...
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Karen Logan DeMarini
Lindsay Knight-Little
Ron Rodriguez
There’s a little known gem that’s tucked away behind the scenes at The Field Museum—it’s a 4,300-year-old Egyptian chapel. The limestone walls are carved with hieroglyphics that reveal details about a lost world. These carvings share stories ranging from what people ate and wore to what they believed the afterlife had in store for them. Today, the chapel is mainly visited by researchers...
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