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Adventures of a Creationist at the Field Museum

Steven Newton | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

A homeschooling mom's video recently went viral and offers insight into the minds of people outraged at the idea of science museums. An audit implies a power relationship, and Fox had come to the Field Museum on a mission to put those scientists in their place.

What Happens When Scientists Open An Egyptian Mummy's Coffin

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown ...

Busting The Myths About Vodou

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

The real world of Haitian Vodou is hardly like what Hollywood would have us believe. For one, many depictions of the religion focus on New Orleans...

Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science

They're being likened to the Mona Lisa -- four fossil meteorites that may be linked to an ancient cosmic crash in the early universe. Dr. Philipp H...

If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged. So when you have just 48 hours in Chicago, let this be your guide to a fun-filled (and delicious!) weekend.

Emily Graslie: The Young Mind Behind 'Brain Scoop' | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact

Emily Graslie was named Chief Curiosity Correspondent at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History in June 2013. In that role she hosts "The Brain Scoop," a weekly educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring the worlds of taxidermy, zoology, natural history museums and the culture of animal preservation.

Great Getaways: Chicago

Budget Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options ...

Field Museum Offers A Closer Look At 1893 World's Fair Spectacle

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

One of the most important cultural events in Chicago's history is taking center stage at a new exhibition at one of the city's most iconic museums. ...

Bad News For The Field Museum

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.05.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Matt von Konrat is animated as he talks about a plant specimen pulled from the vast botanical collection at the Field Museum of Natural His...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Creatures Are Changing Before Our Eyes | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

Living things adapt and evolve -- all the time. In fact, the animals we see scurrying around in our backyards are much different than they were many y...

Russian Meteorite Lands At Field Museum

Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

After the Chelyabinsk meteor tore through the Earth's atmosphere and crashed into a Russian town earlier this year, a meteorite from the space rock is...

92-Year-Old 'Reunites' With Gorilla She Cared For As A Girl

Posted 03.18.2013 | Chicago

A 92-year-old Cincinnati woman reunited on Sunday with one of her dearest friends from her childhood, whom she hadn't seen in over 60 years -- who jus...

Field Museum, UIC Scientists Make Incredible Discovery In Kenya

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Scientists from Illinois have found a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. The Field Museum in Chicago announced...

PHOTOS: New 'Creatures' Exhibit Opens At Field Museum

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

From fireflies to fast cars, humans are drawn to bright shiny things — a fascination the Field Museum has capitalized on in its latest exhibit which...

WATCH: Field Museum Unearths Incredible Sea Monster Fossil

Posted 01.10.2013 | Chicago

A Field Museum scientist in Chicago has unearthed the fossil of a monster-like sea predator that was at the top of the maritime food chain roughly 244...

Field Museum Cutting Staff, Overhauling Operations

AP | Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago's renowned Field Museum, a major center of global scientific research, has announced plans to cut staff, overhaul operations and li...

Donna's Cancer Story: Whiplash

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.29.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

When you are new to treatment, you turn away from the sobbing, wailing parents in the halls because their pain is too close, too scary and too unbearable. It is their pain, not your pain, and you don't want to be near it. Until it is your turn and it becomes your pain.

PHOTOS: Fashion Designer Curates Field Museum Exhibition

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 11.15.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Designer Maria Pinto, well-known for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, used her eye for fashion to curate antiquities f...

Downtown Hilton Warns Guests About Flying Spider Influx

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's tallest skyscrapers have gorgeous, sweeping views of the city that can't be beat. Except maybe this season, when those views will be obscure...

Scientists Find New Clue In Collapse Of Ancient Civilization

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playin...

Museum Displays Rare Egyptian And Peruvian Mummies

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts

CHICAGO -- Chicago's Field Museum has opened a rare display of mummies from its own collection. Many of them haven't been seen by the public since the...

Does This Look Like America's Best Bathroom To You?

Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Last year it was the Fountain on Locust in St. Louis. In 2009, it was the loo at The Shoji Tabuchi Theater in Branson, Missouri. This year, the pe...

Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

Priya Malhotra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

One key contributor to a good immune system is good genes. Lately, researchers have been asking, Where did these "good genes" come from? The answer: sex with Neanderthals.

Summer Bucket List: Events To Catch Before It's Too Late

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Last week, summer (and the unbearable heat) seemed like it would never end. As August draws near, fall is suddenly looming like never before. Time to ...

Field Museum Attendance Down 50 Percent Since 2006

Crain's Chicago Business | By: Steven R. Strahler and Shia Kapos | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

As recently as 2006, the Field Museum was the city's top tourist attraction, drawing more than 2 million visitors with "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age...