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Most Americans do trust scientists and science-based policy-making, Pew research shows

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NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission to blast off Saturday afternoon; here's how to stream the rocket launch


A guide to watching NASA's Artemis 1 rocket launch happening Monday morning

NASA Artemis 1 flight


Philly will miss the northern lights this time, but they may be visible in the months to come

Northern Lights visible in US


Sweet dreams, spiders! Some arachnids may sleep similarly to humans, study finds

Jumping Spider dream research


Defining when human life begins is not a question science can answer – it's a question of politics and ethical values

Ultrasound baby

Health News

Scientists discover biggest bacteria yet – and they can be seen without a microscope

Largest Bacteria Thiomargarita


Franklin Institute's 'Science After Hours' series continues with Summer Ball on June 24

Franklin Institute Summer Ball

Arts & Culture

Franklin Institute unveils plans for new space exploration exhibit focused on future trips to moon, Mars

Franklin Institute SPACE


Help with firefly conservation this summer by counting the bugs in your backyard

Arts & Culture

Questlove, The Balvenie award first scholarship for PhD in Creativity at University of the Arts

UArts Creativity PhD


Dogs evolved cute eyes and faster facial muscles so they could communicate with humans

Dog Facial Expressions


Philly's largest life sciences lab planned for Drexel University campus

Drexel Life Sciences Philly

Senior Health

Brain 'clutter' may cause memory issues in older adults – not a lack of storage space

Memory Brain Clutter


How to watch NASA's historic James Webb Space Telescope launch on Christmas

NASA Webb Space Telescope


University City Science Center to expand STEM education program, work with West Philly students

FirstHand University City Science Center Program

Health News

Penn researchers named Time's 'Heroes of the Year' for helping to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Time Heroes of the Year 2021


Franklin Institute to honor Penn researchers who played vital role in developing COVID-19 vaccines

Franklin Institute Awards Drew Weissman Katalin Karikó


Penn researchers awarded $3 million Breakthrough Prize for developing mRNA technology used by COVID-19 vaccines

Penn Breakthrough Prize

Odd News

As UFO research gains footing, a Philly man's strange sighting brings mystery and scientific caution

Philly UFO Orbs Videos


Benjamin Franklin championed science after a smallpox divided Colonial America over inoculation

Benjamin Franklin Smallpox


Franklin Institute plans 200th anniversary capital projects, bringing new exhibits and technology

Franklin Institute 200th anniversary renovations

Arts & Culture

A floating deck will offer eye-level views of the Schuylkill River in 2022



How to watch the Geminid meteor shower at its peak Sunday night


Northern lights may be visible in Pennsylvania on Thursday night


Plans for life sciences building unveiled in West Philly Opportunity Zone

3.0 University Place


What a smoky bar can teach us about the '6-foot rule' during the pandemic

COVID-19 6-foot-rule


Watch dozens of shooting stars as the Perseid meteor shower peaks

perseid meteor shower

Jersey Shore

Notable great white shark now swimming off South Jersey coast

Great White Shark Jersey Shore


Academy of Natural Sciences' summer camp, Bug Fest move online

Academy of Natural Sciences


Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest

COVID-19 Aerosol transmission


Find unique virtual experiences with Atlas Obscura's Wonder From Home

Wonder From Home virtual experiences


'Fantastic Fungi' documentary narrated by Brie Larson to be screened in Philly

Fantastic Fungi documentary

Health News

ChristianaCare develops tool to catch unintended CRISPR gene editing errors

ChristianaCare CRISPR


Next Science After Hours at the Franklin Institute has 'Home Alone' theme

Franklin Institute

Health News

Penn alum wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

2019 Nobel Prize medicine Gregg L. Semenza


Solve a murder mystery at the Franklin Institute's Clue-themed event

Carroll - The Franklin Institute


USDA scientists import wasps from China to battle the spotted lanternfly invasion

Spotted lanternflies wasps china


Franklin Institute's next Science After Hours event inspired by Coachella

Health News

Scientists discover new organ that senses sharpness and pressure

Scientists discover organ that senses mechanical pain


Stealthy 'city-killer' asteroid passed alarmingly close to Earth

Asteroid Philly


Meteor spotted in Bucks County sky and across the Northeastern U.S.

Bristol meteor