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  • A delightful and educational date with the dinos

    A delightful and educational date with the dinos
    The Field Museum's Sue deserves her reputation as a civic icon. But she doesn't walk, roar and put her massive jaws around your head. Oh, and she doesn't have feathers, either. For that kind of anatomically accurate adventure with a T. rex, you need...
  • Need a cultural boost? There are apps for that

    Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed

    Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed
    ¬† Sue the T. rex has waited 67 million years to blast into space, so what’s a few more days at this point? ¬†NASA officials have scrubbed today’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9, which is slated to carry microbes collected from the Field...
  • 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...
  • 3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits

    3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits
    "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics" Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org) The gist: Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps. Go if you ever...
  • Learn about biology, behavior at the Field's 'Biomechanics'

    Learn about biology, behavior at the Field's 'Biomechanics'
    Five years in the making, the latest exhibit from The Field Museum just opened—a thoroughly engaging examination of the seeming superpowers possessed by earth’s myriad creatures, past and present. From the bite force of the T. rex (and today&...
  • Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014

     Ron Dorfman, 1940-2014
    Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job. In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
  • Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois

    Bald eagles' numbers soaring in Illinois
    Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois. Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
  • 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...
  • 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...