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George Lucas chooses Chicago locale for new, interactive museum

George Lucas chooses Chicago locale for new, interactive museum

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) --Chicago beat out San Francisco to host a new George Lucas museum.
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Field Museum in Chicago unveils 'oddball' green meteorite

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Field Museum in Chicago has unveiled an "oddball" cosmic find -- a green meteorite it says was discovered in southern Morocco two years ago.
Study confirms sharks return to their own birthplace to give birth

Study confirms sharks return to their own birthplace to give birth

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Female sharks return to their birthplace to give birth, like salmon and sea turtles, U.S. researches report at the end of an almost 20-year study.
New dinosaur giant, called top predator, found in Utah

New dinosaur giant, called top predator, found in Utah

CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A dinosaur discovered in Utah, described as a top predator at 30 feet and 4 tons, is the first of its kind to be found in North America, paleontologists say.
Chicago museum displays fragments of meteor that exploded over Russia

Chicago museum displays fragments of meteor that exploded over Russia

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History says it has obtained 234 pieces of the meteorite that slammed into Russia's Urals region in February.
Field Museum may be planning to sell rare books

Field Museum may be planning to sell rare books

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago may be preparing to sell its rare book collection, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

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Ancient coin links China, East Africa

Ancient coin links China, East Africa

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- A 15th-century Chinese coin found in Kenya shows trade existed between China and east Africa decades before European explorers arrived, researchers say.

Andean societies found to be agrarian

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Evidence suggests corn played an important role in ancient Peruvian civilization 5,000 years ago, making it a true agricultural society, U.S. researchers say.

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Field Museum slashes budget by $5 million

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History officials said they would make $5 million in staff cuts and limit research breadth of in order to stay open.

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Mayan expert: Dec. 21 not doomsday

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Chicago expert on the ancient Mayans said the belief that the world will end Dec. 21 of this year is based on a misunderstanding of the calendar.

Meteorite returns to Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 24 (UPI) -- A meteorite that was stolen from an Arizona museum decades ago has been returned to the Meteor Crater east of Flagstaff, Ariz., officials said.

Field Museum endowment hurt by economy

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The struggling U.S. economy and stock market has resulted in a 30 percent decrease in the endowment for Chicago's Field Museum, officials say.
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The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as the Museum Campus Chicago.

Some prized exhibits at The Field Museum include:

The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of artifacts illustrating art, archaeology, science and history." The museum was originally housed in the World's Columbian Exposition's Palace of Fine Arts, which was rebuilt to house the Museum of Science and Industry. In 1905, the museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences. In 1921, the museum moved from its original location to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown, where it is part of the lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. These three institutions are regarded as among the finest of their kind in the world and together attract more visits annually than any comparable site in Chicago. In 2006, the Field Museum was the number one cultural attraction in Chicago but surrendered the title in 2007 to the Shedd Aquarium.

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