Previous: Behind-the-scenes on our new set!
Next: Botflies, Chicago Parakeets, and the Smallest Collection | Ask Emily #13



View count:39,675
Last sync:2020-11-25 11:15
In this week’s episode of Natural News from The Field Museum, we’ve got updates about the sex lives of peregrine falcons, mouse lemurs as time machines, and new research on the formation of our solar system! Nbd.
↓ More info + Links! ↓

1. Peregrine Promiscuity.
“Sex in the City: Breeding behavior of urban peregrine falcons in the Midwestern US,“ Caballero et al. PLOS One (2016):

“Sex in the City: Peregrine falcons in Chicago Don’ Cheat,” K. Golembiewski. (2016):

2. Most Lemur Update (The best kind of update)
“Geogenetic patterns in mouse lemurs (genus Microcebus) reveal the ghosts of Madagascar’s forests past,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Yoder et al. (2016)

“Ridiculously cute mouse lemurs hold key to Madagascar’s past,” K. Golembiewski. (2016):

3. Starstuff and Nanodiamonds - revisited!

“New constraints on the relationship between 26Al and oxygen, calcium, and titanium isotopic variation in the early Solar System from a multielement isotopic study of spinel-hibonite inclusions,” Kööp et al. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2016):

“A link between oxygen, calcium and titanium isotopes in 26Al-poor hibonite-rich CAIs from Murchison and implications for the heterogeneity of dust reservoirs in the solar nebula,” Kööp et al. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2016):


Host, Producer, Set Design:
Emily Graslie
Written by:
Emily Graslie, Mark Alvey, and Kate Golembiewski
Contributions by: Steve Goodman, John Bates, Mary Hennen, Isabel Caballero, Anne Yoder, Philipp Heck, Levke Kööp

Camera, Editor, Graphics, Sound:
Sheheryar Ahsan

Camera, Graphics, Animation:
Brandon Brungard

Jason Weidner
NEW!! Brain Scoop Merch:
Help support our videos!
Under 'Designation,' put 'The Brain Scoop' - all proceeds go exclusively towards helping the show. We appreciate whatever you can give!
Come hang out in our Subreddit:
Twitters: @ehmee
This episode is supported by and filmed on location at:
The Field Museum in Chicago, IL
No transcript to display.