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Can groundhogs really predict the weather?

Chicago Parent decided to talk to an expert to see just what animals do and don't know. And we have some fun facts about the 126 year celebration of Groundhog Day. Read...

 

Shedd's new otter

Although she won’t be in a public exhibit for a few more months, 10-week-old southern sea otter pup Cuyucos has already won Chicago’s hearts.  Read...

 

Toddlers grasp fairness inately, study says

Toddlers as young as 19-months-old expected fair play and expressed concern when that didn't happen in a study conducted by child psychologists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This research confirmed results from similar studies conducted last year. Read...

 

Two celebrations of Tu B'Shevat

Tu B'Shevat is a celebation of trees and the harveset. Officially it's the start of the new year for measuring the age of trees. And it's an occasion for eating lots of fruit. But the Jewish holiday is also a reminder to keep nature in mind when you're going about your business. Read...

 

Trib reporter gets white tigers shut down at Navy Pier

When Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass arrived at Navy Pier on Tuesday, the white tigers exhibit was going strong. By the time he left, the Pier decided to close the exhibit. Read...

 

Lincoln Park Zoo sends teacher to Niger in unique learning exchange

The Lincoln Park Zoo is facilitating a unique culture and learning exchange between students at Francis W. Parker school and two schools in the African country of Niger. Check out our video and story. Read...

 

You. Are. So. Awesome.

It's National Compliment Day, and we just want to tell you how wonderful we think you are. No, really. Read...

 

Keep children safe from falling TVs

In the last three months, three children have died in the Chicago area from having TVs fall on them. Learn how to make sure your furniture is safe. Read...

 

Autism dianosis may change, excluding many

The New York Times is reporting that the American Psychiatric Association is considering changes to the defintion of autism - which may leave many who currently are diagnosed with the disorder, or the related Asperger's Syndrome, out in the cold.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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