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  • Trail camera captures rare photo of cougar

    Trail camera captures rare photo of cougar
    After Mark Cobb and his 12-year-old son Matthew finished an early morning deer hunting trip Sunday, he sat at the kitchen table and checked pictures from one of his two trail cameras, hoping they would show a prized buck he could track. As Cobb, 50, of...
  • Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'

    Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'
    It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live. It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
  • Exhibit at Field Museum sheds light on Lascaux caves

    Exhibit at Field Museum sheds light on Lascaux caves
    “It's almost too beautiful,” said the first scientist to descend into the Lascaux caves, according to “Scenes From the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux,” an important and highly engaging new exhibit at the Field Museum....
  • The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times

    The museum, the money, hard feelings and hard times
    When the Field Museum announced in December it would slash spending on science, the museum’s president and several trustees largely blamed the economic recession. But reporter Jason Grotto and I uncovered records showing a decade of major building...
  • Humans on humanity at the Chicago Humanities Festival

    Your dog romps on the same bed and dines at the same table as you do. So what separates you from your beloved pet? If you've ever wondered that question, the Chicago Humanities Festival hopes to enlighten you with its 24th annual fall festival line-up....
  • Field's Chief Curiosity Correspondent reaches out to younger visitors

    Field's Chief Curiosity Correspondent reaches out to younger visitors
    Deep in the bowels of the basement of the Field Museum, Emily Graslie peels back the fur of a recently deceased giant anteater to reveal pinkish flesh underneath. "I think this takes the cake as the strangest animal anatomically I've ever done," she says...
  • New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way

    New direction for the Field, with a curious blogger leading the way
    "It doesn't look like it would do very well in the water," Emily Graslie is saying, dryly. The Field Museum's first ever Chief Curiosity Correspondent is standing in front of a skeleton of an extinct giant lemur, mounted in a glass case in a back...
  • Dinosaur Petting Zoo a different look at dinos

    Dinosaur Petting Zoo a different look at dinos
    Not every petting zoo contains cuddly, pint-size quadrupeds. For that matter, not every petting zoo features actual living creatures. Sydney-based visual-spectacle performance troupe Erth Visual and Physical Inc. brings its collection of prehistoric...
  • The Force is with them

    The Force is with them
    Darth Vader and a squadron of more than a dozen Imperial soldiers and Stormtroopers stroll into Chicago's Adler Planetarium on a Thursday night and gather around a large-scale model of the Earth as if planning to attack it with their superweapon the Death...
  • Field Museum team helps uncover T. rex of the sea

    Field Museum team helps uncover T. rex of the sea
    Research and planning are often key factors scientists cite when they make a great discovery. Only rarely does being out of shape play a role. But Field Museum scientist Jim Holstein said being dog-tired after a long day of trekking through a Nevada...
  • Field Museum to cut staff and research, refocus mission

    Field Museum to cut staff and research, refocus mission
    Battered by the recession and a high debt load, the Field Museum on Tuesday announced plans to cut staff, overhaul its operations and limit the scope of its research. A comprehensive plan being drawn up by museum officials also could include changes to...