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We’re kicking off the first episode in our new news series, Natural News from The Field Museum! Stay tuned for the next installment in two weeks, and check out our behind-the-scenes tour of the set next week right here on The Brain Scoop.
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1. 'Dinosaur Discovery'
An Unusual New Theropod with a Didactyl Manus from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. PLOS One (2016):
Newly-discovered dinosaur had "T. rex" arms that evolved independently.

2. 'Geez Louise that's a lot of Trees'
Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora. Science (2013):
The Discovery of the Amazonia Tree Flora with an updated list of all known tree taxa. Scientific Reports (2016):
How many trees are there in the Amazon? (2013):
A big step in the 300-year quest to find every tree species in the Amazon. (2016):

3. 'Margery C. Carlson, an unsung hero of science'
Exotic Blooms Beckon Pair of Intrepid Women. Chicago Tribune (1949):

4. 'So Many Mammals Up in Here'
Doubling Diversity: a cautionary tale of previously unsuspected mammalian diversity on a tropical oceanic island. Frontiers of Biogeography (2016):
World's greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on Philippine island. (2016):

Host, Producer, Set Design:
Emily Graslie

Written by:
Emily Graslie, Mark Alvey, and Kate Golembiewski

Contributions from:
Nigel Pitman, Larry Heaney, Pete Makovicky, Akiko Shinya, and Bill Burger

Camera, Editor, Graphics, Sound:
Sheheryar Ahsan

Camera, Graphics, Titles:
Brandon Brungard

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