Chicago penguin pair tours local attractions

Magellanic Penguins

By Thomas Smith Medill Reports Most couples were hunkering down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but Izzy and Darwin spent the lockdown visiting some of Chicago’s best museums. The pair of magellanic penguins toured the Field Museum of Natural History in July and got to preview the Museum of Contemporary Art’s new Just Connect exhibit before […]

Organism remains help scientists understand climate


By Thomas Smith Medill Reports Scientists are making discoveries about the Earth’s climate by studying single-celled protists that lived hundreds of thousands of years ago. Shells from foraminifera, a type of protist, have differing chemical compositions that reflect the planet’s climate. Foraminifera still exist in the oceans today, and analyzing the preserved shells lets scientists […]