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NOW OPEN: The Peregrine Returns: The Art and Architecture of an Urban Raptor Recovery.

In the 1950s, peregrine falcons were going extinct throughout North America. But peregrines are back!

In a new exhibition, experience the watercolor paintings of The Field’s artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara, who portrays how Chicago’s architecture has enabled peregrines to survive and thrive. Learn...
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NOW OPEN: The Peregrine Returns: The Art and Architecture of an Urban Raptor Recovery
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Jamie Kyle Bolema
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06/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
We wrapped up #CephalopodWeek with expert Janet Voight showing specimens from the collection and talking all things cephalopods! Ask your questions in the comments below.
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The Field Museum
06/21/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
The #CephalopodWeek shell-ebration continues!

Cephalopods have a 520-million-year evolutionary history. Take a look inside cephalopod shells and their unique appearances and functions:
The CephalopodWeek shellebration continues

What's in a Shell? The Strange Shells of Cephalopods

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Sandy Radlein
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The Field Museum
06/21/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
It's time to dive into the collections and look at some fossil cephalopods! #CephalopodWeek ????

Specimen UC 150020 is an internal mold of a Silurian (430 million-year-old) fossil orthoconic nautiloid cephalopod from Racine, Wisconsin. Orthoconic nautiloid cephalopods had a long cone shaped shell that housed a squid-like animal. When this animal died, it settled to the bottom of the seafloor...
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Andrea Sparks
Andy Patton
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06/20/2017 at 13:59. Facebook
Lifelong pairing isn’t part of the equation for octopuses—sex with different partners might increase the odds of passing one’s genes on to the next generation. #CephalopodWeek

Females, even when immature, accept sperm from multiple males and store it, maybe for a long time. This might make a big difference for the female, who can only produce one clutch of eggs. Imagine a female whose eggs...
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Lifelong pairing isnt part of the equation for octopusessex with different partners
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Cate Timmerman Frezza
Bethany Tomasian
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06/19/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
Look up! Have you spotted the giant octopus model at the Museum? #CephalopodWeek

It’s currently on display in our What is an Animal? exhibition, but it has a long and fascinating history: this giant papier-mâché octopus appeared in the Anthropological Building of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. The man who made the model—James Henry Emerton, an arachnologist and scientific...
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Look up Have you spotted the giant octopus model at the Museum CephalopodWeek
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Matt Friedman
Ruth Larson
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06/18/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
These are just a few different ways that fathers from the animal kingdom stay involved as parents:

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These are just a few different ways that fathers from the animal

Dedicated Animal Dads That Care for Their Young

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This delicate structure isn’t actually a shell.

It’s an eggcase that females of octopods called argonauts (genus Argonauta), or paper nautiluses make. This thin, weblike structure is secreted from their dorsal arms to cover not only their eggs, but also most of the female. They also—get this—swim to the surface and trap some air inside. That air bubble helps them float. In water, they cover...
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This delicate structure isn’t actually a shell
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It's time to dive into #CephalopodWeek! ????

First up: what's a cephalopod? What makes them mollusks? That and other essential knowledge:
It's time to dive into CephalopodWeek ????

Cephalopods to Wrap Around Your Head

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Malvina Hoffman was born on this day in 1885.

In the 1930s, The Field Museum commissioned Hoffman to create bronze sculptures for an exhibition called The Races of Mankind. A gifted artist who studied under Rodin—and a woman in a male-driven art world—Hoffman travelled the globe in order to sculpt many of her subjects from life. The resulting sculptures were intended to portray “racial...
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Malvina Hoffman was born on this day in 1885

Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman

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Snails have pretty wild love lives—from mating dances and shooting "love darts" at each other to penis biting, sex change and virgin birth, they do it all. You can learn all about it at Slushies and Science, The Field Museum’s Pride event on Tuesday, June 20, hosted at Sidetrack The Video Bar. Our scientists will be on deck with behind-the-scenes specimens highlighting the weird, wonderful...
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Snails have pretty wild love livesfrom mating dances and shooting love darts

Out in the Field: Slushies and Science

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Johanna L
Morgan Miner
On October 20, 2017, The Field Museum will open the latest special exhibit, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact. The exhibition, which runs through April 29, 2018, shines a spotlight on what happens when societies interact with one another and exchange ideas. Ancient Mediterranean showcases nearly 100 objects from The Field Museum’s ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and Etruscan...
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Erica Anderson
Rachel Skordos
Cristina Popovici
Did you know that the Hammerhead bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) is Africa's largest bat?

These males have an extraordinarily enlarged snout that assists him in his resonating calls to potential female mates; it can be heard for over 2 kilometers in the Congo basin rainforest where it resides.
Did you know that the Hammerhead bat Hypsignathus monstrosus is Africa's largest bat
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Roy Burgess
Patty Ruback
These two specimens, collected in Japan 136 years ago, are among the oldest specimens in our collection of over 1,000,000 rove beetles (Priochirus japonicus). Rove beetles are an incredibly diverse group of beetles with more than 52,000 known species.

See these specimens and more in our exhibition, Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life. #SpecimensFM

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These two specimens collected in Japan 136 years ago are among the
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The movie "Jurassic Park" premiered on this day in 1993.

Learn about dino DNA on our blog, and be sure to check out the amber lab in Jurassic World: The Exhibition: fieldmuseum.org/jurassicworld.
The movie "Jurassic Park" premiered on this day in 1993

Revisiting “Jurassic Park”: Could dinosaurs really be cloned?

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Jason Franzke
Michael Reed
Sandy Radlein
Are you getting outside this summer? There's lots of local nature to enjoy, but also a couple things to be on the lookout for:
Are you getting outside this summer Theres lots of local nature to

Steer Clear of Two Common Poisonous Plants—Here’s How

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Leah Sexton
At 40.5 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip, SUE is physically the largest example of Tyrannosaurus rex out of the more than 30 less complete T. rex skeletons that have been discovered to date.

SUE is also the most complete T. rex skeleton by bone volume, at 90 percent complete. Scientists found some rare bones as part of SUE’s skeleton: the furcula (wishbone), stapes (an ear bone), and...
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At 405 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip SUE
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Cory Schuelke
Stephanie Thompson
Can't visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore the Museum and special events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on July 1-7, August 1, and September 5.

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Cant visit The Field Museum during the day This summer explore the

Summer Late Nights

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Melina Bodenschatz
Kaitlynn Little
Shannan Dorsey Pelayo
NEW RESEARCH: Cute, pinkish-purple octopuses are at the heart of a new study. These deep-sea octopuses are elusive creatures that are hard to observe. Now, scientists have figured out a way to tell two similar species apart: their warts!
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