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  • 03/16/2018 - The department's Eryops Skeleton replica is being repaired in preparation for its return to NHB. Christa Deacy-Quinn from the Spurlock museum is generously helping this effort, supplying essential...

  • 09/20/2017 -   Hurricane forecasting depends heavily on government-funded satellites, allowing the communities in their path to prepare and evacuate.  Those satellites, monitored and maintained by the National...

  • 08/28/2017 - Watch a news report featuring the refurbished Natural History Building

  • 08/22/2017 - Today, prominent scientists throughout the country released a new research article on global patterns of drought recovery. Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the experts who...

  • 06/21/2017 - Illinois to lead $30 million atmospheric study in Argentina Scientists know a lot about weather. However, there is still one aspect that isn’t totally understood: the initiation and development of...

  • 05/22/2017 - Geologists create model with potential to predict earthquakes, volcanoes, and other tectonic activity   Contrary to posters you may have seen hanging on the walls in science class, Lijun Liu,...

  • 05/15/2017 - Grants, strong sales, and an educational mission prompt decision by Bruce Fouke   “The Art of Yellowstone Science,” the recently published book by Bruce Fouke, professor of ...

  • 05/11/2017 - Young alumna balanced motherhood and class to graduate on time It was summer 2015, and the upcoming fall semester of college was heavy on Emma Woods’ mind. She would be a senior, and she wanted to...