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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dinosaur 13'

    Those looking for a classic instance of the little guy being screwed by big government need look no further than "Dinosaur 13." Todd Douglas Miller's engrossing documentary moves from the triumphant discovery of what remains the world's largest, most...
  • 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...
  • Sundance 2014: 'Dinosaur 13' doc acquired by Lionsgate, CNN Films

    Sundance 2014: 'Dinosaur 13' doc acquired by Lionsgate, CNN Films
    PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films. The deal, completed Friday morning, is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer

    How many trees in the Amazon? Field Museum scientist may have the answer
    There are almost 400 billion trees in the Amazon River basin, “close to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy,” says Nigel Pitman, a Field Museum visiting scientist who is second author of a new study that provides the best answer yet to...
  • Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor

    Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders. The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...