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Top Field Museum of Natural History Articles

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  • Ancient nightlife: Forebearers of mammals were nocturnal partiers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night. But this...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    A story Wednesday about workers picketing a Skokie company incorrectly described ownership of Golan's Moving and Storage. The company is owned by three people who have dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship, a company official said, but is registered with the...
  • Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★

    Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★
    In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum

    China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum
    For the next addition to its permanent exhibitions, Chicago’s Field Museum is looking far to the East. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, showcasing some 350 artifacts from the museum’s 40,000-item collection, will open next June in a gallery...
  • Puppet Festival announces lineup

    Puppet Festival announces lineup
    The full roster of artists performing as part of the first Chicago International Puppet Festival was announced on Tuesday. In January, the 11-day compilation will bring together many Chicago venues that will present works by puppeteers from the United...
  • Thank you, Montgomery Ward

    Thank you, Montgomery Ward
    On a summer day, thousands flock to Chicago's beaches, cast a fishing line into its harbors and play softball in Grant Park, oblivious to their indebtedness to A. Montgomery Ward, who fought to keep developers' hands off the city's lakefront. Few...
  • Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'

    Science loses with 'Dinosaur 13'
    * (out of four) In 1990, some paleontologists found the most complete set of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils ever discovered. They were happy, of course. Then the FBI took control of the bones, and the researchers weren’t as happy. That’s “...
  • 'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale

    'Dinosaur 13' untangles Sue's twisted tale
    She's always been larger than life. Now the story of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the pride of the Field Museum, hits the big screen in "Dinosaur 13," opening Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center — 24 years and three days after she was discovered...
  • In praise of Lucas museum site

    In praise of Lucas museum site
    Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response: •The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it...
  • Letter: Criticism of Lucas museum is illogical

    Urban planner Leslie S. Pollock wrote for Outside Opinion on July 27, criticizing the proposed location of the Lucas museum near Soldier Field. Here's an edited response:  The Lucas museum should be more visible? You don't know the design, and it will...