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24 years ago today, Sue Hendrickson went for a walk in western South Dakota, and found the largest, best preserved, and most complete T. rex fossil ever discovered. Happy Unearthed Day, SUE! 

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Long-time Birds Division volunteer (and dedicated wildlife photographer) Arlene Koziol was contacted recently by Bass Pro Shop about using her beautiful photo of a male Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) as part their sponsorship of a NASCAR race car. The photo was prominently featured on the side of Jamie McMurray's #1 car in the Spring All-Star Race in Charlotte, NC on May 17 and--guess what?--HE WON! Congratulations Arlene and Jamie! 

More of Arlene's photos can be found on her Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29411257@N00/

(c) The Field Museum, Arlene Koziol
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Survey time!
We have so many stories to tell you, but how would you like to hear about them? 
Take a few moments to answer these questions and tell us how you like to learn about science online: 

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Happy 177th Birthday, Chicago! 
The city was incorporated on this day in 1837. 

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You asked, Emily answered! It's the latest episode of The Brain Scoop!
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What will you make possible in 2014?

Make a gift today, and double the impact of your investment! All new and increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor through the end of today.

Your tax-deductible support empowers our scientists to make new discoveries, like this Siats meekerorum--a top predator during its time, approximately 100 million years ago! The 4-ton, 30-foot animal was discovered in Utah during a museum expedition led by Curator of Paleontology Peter Makovicky.

Click to donate now. Thank you!
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Experience the Magic of the Midway at The Field Museum with music, acrobats, dancers, and more.

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Saturday, June 21 - 9am-4pm. Stanley Field Hall. On June 21st, travel back in time to discover the magic and excitement of the legendary Midway of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Enjoy amazing attractions – acrobatic stunts, old-timey musical ensembles, stilt walkers, belly dancers, ...
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As spring migration winds down and summer sets in, bird diversity in much of the Midwest decreases. Warblers have arrived in their boreal breeding grounds and some local birds, like robins, grackles, and starlings already have fledged young. 

But some migratory birds stick around to raise their young here, and--lucky for us--one of those birds is the Indigo Bunting (Passerine cyanea). The stunningly blue males have a loud, beautiful song that can be heard in fields and woods throughout the Midwest in June. Even if you live in the City of Chicago you don't have to miss out--they breed at the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary at Belmont Harbor and can be heard singing right from the lakeshore bike path!

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Lady sing the blues!!!🎤🎶🎼🎵
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Our egg collections came out of their shell last night on Chicago Tonight!
One could say that the Chicago Field Museum is putting a lot of eggs in one basket, with the publication of its new book, The Book of Eggs. The result being a grand collection, extensive showcase of 600 species of birds. We find out more when John Bates, associate curator and book editor, joins us. Take a quiz.
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These members of the genus Renardia are among the more than 59,000 different species of rove beetles, or Staphylinidae, known from around the world. 

Both the dark adults and their paler larvae (immatures, lower right photo) are very flat, as seen in the top photo. This is an evolutionary adaptation to where they live – under the tight bark of rotting logs. 

Most rove beetles are predators that feed on small insects and other animals, but Renardia and its relatives eat decaying wood, including the microscopic fungi and bacteria that break the wood down. You can see such dark material inside the pale larva’s long looped gut that runs along its midline. 

These are typical-sized rove beetles, about 3 mm (1/8 inch) long, but others range from under 1 mm (1/25 inch) to about 30 mm (1.2 inch) long.

Most Renardia species and their relatives live in tropical areas, but the adult shown here was found in the mountains in Utah in November, walking under the bark of a small log, with ice around it (and others) under the bark! These adults, like most rove beetles, can fly when needed, but usually have their flight wings folded up very small under their short elytra (wing covers), which are the evolutionarily modified front wings that are characteristic of beetles. The short elytra and exposed abdomen occur in nearly all rove beetles; their resulting flexible bodies seem to let them live in tiny tight places that most more-rigid adult beetles cannot move around in. 

Thanks to this week’s special contributor, Margaret K. Thayer, Division of Insects, Zoology Department.

© The Field Museum, Photos taken by Gracen M. Brilmyer, under the direction of Margaret K. Thayer.

Learn more about rove beetles at http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/peet_staph/
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It's the final weekend for Creatures of Light.
Bask in the glow before it's too late!

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Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence and revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon in Creatures of Light. Come discover the thousands of living organisms that blink, glow, flash, and flicker—from fireflies and fishes to glowworms and mushrooms—and immerse yourself ...
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Tummy feeling a little unhappy after all the revelry? It could've been much worse if you'd eaten the holiday decorations!
Emily has The (Brain) Scoop on some common botanical specimens--and it might surprise you!
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Hahah that was great! Informative as well thanks:)
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Travel around the world, go back in time, and discover things you never knew at The Field Museum! Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, we're your home for endless adventures.

The Field Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.