Museum of Science and Industry

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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    through September 7 (see exceptions)
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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