Museum of Science and Industry


Chicago doesn’t seem to have much use for seismographs, instruments used to capture current or past earthquake activity. We don’t see a lot of seismic activity here, and our main springtime concern is more windy and swirly than wiggly and shaky. Surprisingly, scientists at Indiana University have recently found a potential new use for the equipment – seismographs may be able to

This year, Sunday, March 11 marks the dreaded day where we all lose an hour of sleep, thanks to Daylight Saving Time. In an instant, 2:00 a.m. becomes 3:00 a.m., and we all get to wake up a little groggier, crankier, and with higher chance of having a heart attack! According to Martin Young, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, springing forward is associated with a 10...

There are many ways for scientists to identify if human remains are male or female, even when there are only bones left. For example, general size and strength of the bones can be analyzed, the skull can give clues, and the angle between bones in the hips is significant. Researchers from North Carolina State University have now found that even the feet can help!

By measuring and comparing seven


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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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