| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city.
The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:23 PM
As formulas for a show go, this is proving to be a winner: The Field Museum has once again let an artist plunder its store of artifacts, and the result, again, is a pretty magical "small" exhibition.
In the same main-floor gallery where last year...
| Oct 5, 2013
Word got around last week that John Lennon's guitar was up in Bau Graves' office at the Old Town School of Folk Music and so the worshipers began to come.
There were students and teachers, accomplished players and humble pluckers, a parade that came...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If you’ve been waiting for your chance to see the Stanley Cup and get your picture taken with it, you’ve almost waited too long.
On Saturday, the Stanley Cup will be at The Field Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., museum-goers will be able to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
There are almost 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, “close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy,” says Nigel Pitman, a Field Museum visiting scientist who is second author of a new study that provides the best answer yet to...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
In this age of consumer goods shipped readily from China and real-time video chats conducted with friends in Africa, it is difficult to imagine how stunning the World's Columbian Exposition must have been during its run.
For six months in Jackson Park,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:39 AM
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-...
| Sep 20, 2013
SIOUX FALLS — A Tyrannosaurus rex named Sue is back in South Dakota, but museum officials quickly discovered she was going to need a bigger home.
Workers preparing for the traveling exhibit had to add six vertical feet of space and temporarily...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure."
Thursday is date night for...