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  • State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm

    State agency defends conservation officer who killed cougar on farm
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is defending a conservation police officer's decision to fatally shoot a cougar in Whiteside County after it was found hiding near a farmhouse. The encounter Wednesday near Morrison, about 130 miles west of...
  • Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex

    Dinosaur discovered by Field expedition rivaled T. rex
    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-...
  • 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...
  • Books to give as gifts

    Books to give as gifts
    As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    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,...
  • Museums' reach is wider than walls

    Museums' reach is wider than walls
    Most of Chicago's major zoos and museums are more than just showpieces for their collections, animal or anthropological. Two new scientific studies — both based in the Bahamas and deriving from 18 or more years of work there — highlight...
  • Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan

    Daniel Burnham: The man with a plan
    Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams...
  • Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten

    Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten
    The Field Museum’s brachiosaurus donned his Blackhawks sweater just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday -- but he gave no outward sign of support for the Bulls, who will begin their post-season Sunday. It left some wondering whether love...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia. But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 7

    Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 7
    Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 11 to April 16. Rocker at Vibe Musician Louie Zagoras knows a thing or two about rock and roll. The singer/guitarist toured the country in the '90s, opening for acts like Sheryl Crow and The...
  • 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...