The Chicago Field Museum is offering early retirement packages for some of its employees. The museum, best known for its plant and animal research and Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex, is shouldering a heavy debt burden and has been trying to find ways to cut back.
Despite its many exaggerated features, one crucial plot point of Tarantino’s Django Unchained is drawn from real life: the lengths real slaves would go to in order to stay with or be reunited with their loved ones.
For most of us, Big Bird is about as big as it gets when it comes to our feathered friends. For Peter Makovicky of the Field Museum, Big Bird is small stuff. And he has the freshest research on vegetarian dinosaurs.
When people head to The Field Museum in Chicago, they probably think more about skeletons and dinosaurs than fine art. But after a closer look at the walls, one will notice nature and wildlife beautifully rendered on canvas.
In last week’s episode, we talked to Leo Smith about his work with venomous fish and the promise they may hold for medical science. It turns out that there are more venomous fish than any other kind of animal, far more than snakes and scorpions combined.