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  • 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 “...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • George Lucas picks architects for his museum in Chicago

    George Lucas has chosen the architectural team that will work on his planned museum in Chicago, selecting blue-chip talent both local and international. The team includes Beijing-based Ma Yansong, the founder of China's MAD Architects, and Chicago-based...
  • Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne

    Water Tower park to be renamed for Jane Byrne
    The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
  • Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth

    Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth
    Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years. "This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
  • 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 --...