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  • 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...
  • 'Mona Lisa of meteorites' to go on display at Field Museum

    'Mona Lisa of meteorites' to go on display at Field Museum
    The point where outer space met the ocean floor will soon be on display at the Field Museum. The museum recently acquired four meteorites that fell to the bottom of the ocean and became fossilized 500 million years ago. Owing to their origin and rarity,...
  • Parking at Museum Campus is hard enough already

    I fully agree with the Tribune’s editorial against locating George Lucas’ proposed Cultural Arts Museum on what is now the Soldier Field parking lot — for an additional reason. I enjoy visiting the Field Museum of Natural History,...
  • Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home

    Fire Museum of Greater Chicago settles into new home
    The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago isn't a grandiose thing, looming over a park like the Field Museum or over Michigan Avenue like the Art Institute. It sits in a long-retired, single-bay Chicago firehouse in the 5200 block of South Western Avenue, just...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • 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...
  • CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday

    CPS, many other schools to stay closed Tuesday
    Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
  • Never mind science: America's fossil record is up for sale

    Never mind science: America's fossil record is up for sale
    An astonishing article in the latest issue of Science (purchase required) documents how America's scientific patrimony--specifically, its fossil record--has come under the control of commercial interests. They're now marketing what are often...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • San Francisco offers site near Bay Bridge for George Lucas museum

    San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
  • San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view

    San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune. The 2.3 acre...