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  • Reels and deals at Sundance

    Reels and deals at Sundance
    PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.  The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
  • Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg

    Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg
    On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
  • Chicago Cubs upset over trashing of Wrigley Field replica cake

    The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the...
  • State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm

    State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is defending a conservation police officer's decision to fatally shoot a cougar in Whiteside County after it was found hiding near a farmhouse. The encounter Wednesday near Morrison, about 130 miles west of...
  • Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex

    Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex
    Field Museum scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum announced early Friday.  The 4-ton, 30-...
  • New dinosaur species found in Utah was a Tyrannosaurus rival

    New dinosaur species found in Utah was a Tyrannosaurus rival
    Meet the rex wrecker, a 3-ton competitor to tyrannosaurs who stoked a family rivalry over millions of years in western North America. The fossil find in central Utah, dubbed Siats meekerorum, was from the Allosauroid family, weighed around 3 tons, was...
  • Books to give as gifts

    Books to give as gifts
    As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did
    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Museums' reach is wider than walls

    Museums' reach is wider than walls
    Most of Chicago's major zoos and museums are more than just showpieces for their collections, animal or anthropological. Two new scientific studies — both based in the Bahamas and deriving from 18 or more years of work there — highlight...
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
  • Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten

    Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten
    The Field Museum’s brachiosaurus donned his Blackhawks sweater just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday -- but he gave no outward sign of support for the Bulls, who will begin their post-season Sunday. It left some wondering whether love...