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Lake Michigan is not doing well thanks to invasive species such as quagga mussels, their better known comrades, zebra mussels, and the Asian carp invaders looming just outside of Chicago. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Carl Akeley’s Four Seasons: The four seasons referred to are in a diorama at the Field Museum in Chicago. Each season portrays the life of deer in stunning detail. Akeley invented modern taxidermy. He also once killed a leopard with his bare hands. Part of the delight of this 5-minute video is lively exuberant host […]

If you’re in the Chicago area on Saturday you might want to drop in at Chicago’s Midwest Buddhist Temple to participate in the pounding of rice with large wooden mallets. The event is known as the Mochi-tsuki Festival and the result is rice cakes. It begins at 8:30 am, is open to the public and […]

These stereoscopic photos of Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry are interesting but I’ll be danged if I can see them in 3D. Other people seem to be able to make this work. I hope you’re one of them. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Everybody knows about the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, which killed around 300 people. Hardly anyone knows that on that same night, the Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people. There were fires that same night in Michigan, too, in Holland, Port Huron, and Manistee, too, killing only 50 to […]