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A 360° Great Train Story

By The Museum of Science and Industry

"Ride the rails with a track-level, 360° view aboard a model train in The Great Train Story exhibit. Exhibit designer John Llewellyn is your guide for the sights along the way in a scale-model round-trip between Seattle and Chicago."


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Posted on May 26, 2020
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Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

A 360° Great Train Story

By The Museum of Science and Industry
A cool view of a scale-model round-trip between Chicago and Seattle.

Posted on May 26, 2020

NASA Telescope Named For 'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman

By NASA
She left the University of Chicago after six years, knowing her chances of gaining tenure as a woman were slim.

Posted on May 21, 2020

Created: The Timuel Black Jr. Grant Fund

By Landmarks Illinois
To support planning and capital projects that work to preserve and promote the history, culture and architecture of Chicago's South Side, which Black has called home for the majority of his life.

Posted on May 20, 2020

I'm Having A Down Day Emotionally. Here's Why.

By David Rutter
Stupid, lazy despicable people who don't care about you. Go Hornets!

Posted on May 15, 2020

Surfrider Reports Back On The Nation's Beaches

By The Surfrider Foundation
One case study: the south end of Lake Michigan just east of Chicago.

Posted on May 14, 2020

New From The Post Office: American Gardens Stamps

By The U.S. Postal Service
Including the Chicago Botanical Garden.

Posted on May 13, 2020

The Patent Office Is "Adjusting" To A Supreme Court Ruling By Ignoring It

By Alex Moss/The Electronic Frontier Foundation
This is bad news for everyone who builds, makes and uses products in fields like software that are entangled in patent thickets - unless you like patent trolls.

Posted on May 12, 2020

When Efforts To Halt Smallpox In Milwaukee Provoked Fear And Fury

By Andy Soth/PBS Wisconsin
In 1894, riots erupted in the streets and a battle broke out in City Hall over strict public health measures.

Posted on May 11, 2020

A Return To Abnormalcy

By David Rutter
"For this drive-in movie theater, a chance to return to normalcy," proclaimed one outlet, neglecting to mention that recent "normal" for drive-ins is a sign that reads "out of business."

Posted on May 8, 2020

.ORG Domain Registry Sale To Ethos Capital Rejected In Stunning Victory For Public Interest Internet

By The Electronic Freedom Foundation
The sale would have changed the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of .ORG, into an entity bound to serve the interests of its corporate stakeholders, not the nonprofit world.

Posted on May 3, 2020

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water Across The Great Lakes

By Gabriel Filippelli and Joseph D. Ortiz/The Conversation
Despite a half-century of advances, in many ways Great Lakes water quality is back to where it was in 1970, but with the added influence of a rapidly changing climate that will only make it worse going forward.

Posted on April 30, 2020

The Revolving Door Of Disease Between Humans And Animals

By Samantha Nash/PBS Wisconsin
Genetic research is showing the ways pathogens and parasites jump from species to species.

Posted on April 28, 2020

MUSIC - A Plan To Pay Musicians.
TV - The Tale Of Dominic Cummings.
POLITICS - Hospital Bailout: Rich vs. Poor.
SPORTS - Bettors Still Favor Bruins, Lightning.

BOOKS - The Lessons Of Typhoid Mary.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - A 360° Great Train Story.


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