In Search of Fossil Fish

Welcome to Fossil Lake! The area I’m standing in right now is the largest and most complete representation of early Eocene life in the world, about 52 million years old. This area, during the early Eocene, was a lot like what modern Florida is today. You had crocodilians, you had paddlefish, all different kinds of […]

Squirrel McNastyface

*Emily and Anna sing The Brain Scoop theme* Coming to you from the basement of The Field Museum in front of a live studio audience: Anna Goldman, and Emily Graslie! Yay! – Hi! This is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen! I mean, he does not look like most of the other squirrels that we […]

“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]

Adam Ruins Everything – Why Supplements Are Just Modern Day Snake Oil (sneak peek)

Back in the early nineteen hundreds, quack doctors could put anything in a bottle and call it medicine. Step right up and try Professor Hokorium’s extreme snake oil! Contains absolutely no beef, fat or lead. This tastes like steak and paint chips. You’re wrong! So to stop these charlatans from straight-up killing people, we regulated […]

History of Calabash Seafood | NC Now | UNC-TV

>>Announcer: WHEN IT COMES TO SEAFOOD, ONE NAME STANDS OUT — CALABASH. BUT WHAT HAS GOTTEN LOST IN THE NAME IS THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE WHERE THE CALABASH STYLE BEGAN. ♪>>Jeff: THE WARM SUN GENTLY WAKES UP THE FISHERMEN AND THE FISH ALONG THE WATERWAY. CREWS PREPARE THEIR BOATS FOR CATCHING THEIR BOUNTY AT SEA. […]

Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)

When Galileo trained his homemade telescope on the night sky, it transformed from a black pool populated by a few thousand stars into a sparkling sea filled with ten times the number. And today, with the help of bigger and better telescopes, we know that our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is an […]

The real secret to sushi isn’t fish

Whole Foods? Refrigerated section by the fish on ice. 7-11? Beside the fruit cups in light syrup. Trader Joe’s? By the packaged sausage. It is everywhere. But as sushi made its way into foodies’ hearts across the globe, one thing has persisted in making sushi sushi. And it’s right there in the name. The word […]

How To Make Lipstick & Lip Balm From Scratch | How to Make Everything

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Clearing and Staining Fishes

So we’re here with Dr. Caleb McMahan, who is the collection manager of Fishes here at the Field Museum, and today we’re going to be talking about clearing and staining. What is clearing and staining? Caleb: So, clearing and staining is a process where we take an entire specimen and we clear that specimen down […]

Everything About the Platypus Is Weird

The platypus is definitely a strange-looking animal, but its odd appearance is nothing compared to deep sea fish, ugly dogs and every single human from the ‘ 90s. And really, its looks aren’t even the craziest thing about it. Try not to mock this weirdo. The platypus makes hormones and proteins that can save peoples’ […]