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  • Marisa Silver

     Marisa Silver
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The Field Museum. I'm obsessed with natural history museums, and this is one of the best. What’s your guilty pleasure reading? I love reading science books written for the lay person. I mean...
  • 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...
  • Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists

    Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists
    Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
  • Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?

    Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?
    After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
  • Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'

    Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'
    Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather. The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
  • Sharks of the Midwest

    Sharks of the Midwest
    Not far from Chicago, in a region now dominated by cornfields and whitetail deer, scientists say they've found fossil evidence of a “shark nursery” where prehistoric predators hatched. The finding, which challenges long-held notions about...
  • 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...
  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...
  • From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction

    From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction
    Three pigeons were sharing what was left of a piece of pizza that was lying on the sidewalk on East 53rd Street near Woodlawn Avenue on Tuesday morning, between the hours we human beings usually eat breakfast and lunch. No one walking past or around the...
  • Reels and deals at Sundance

    Reels and deals at Sundance
    PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.  The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...
  • 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...