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

NASA Artemis 1 flight

Nature

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

Northern Lights visible in US

Wildlife

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

Jumping Spider dream research

Opinion

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

Parties

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

Nature

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

Fireflies Pennsylvania

Arts & Culture

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

UArts Creativity PhD

Pets

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

Dog Facial Expressions

Development

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

Science

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

NASA Webb Space Telescope

Education

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

Prevention

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

Franklin Institute Awards Drew Weissman Katalin Karikó

Prevention

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

Prevention

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

Benjamin Franklin Smallpox

Entertainment

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

FloatLab

Nature

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

Nature

Northern lights may be visible in Pennsylvania on Thursday night

Development

Plans for life sciences building unveiled in West Philly Opportunity Zone

3.0 University Place

Prevention

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

COVID-19 6-foot-rule

Astronomy

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

Family-Friendly

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

Academy of Natural Sciences

Illness

Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest

COVID-19 Aerosol transmission

Entertainment

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

Wonder From Home virtual experiences

Family-Friendly

'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

Holiday

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

Parties

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

Carroll - The Franklin Institute

Science

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

Spotted lanternflies wasps china

Parties

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

Astronomy

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

Asteroid Philly

Space

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

Bristol meteor

Healthy Eating

So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks

Beef Steak Meat 07052019

Fireworks

Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained

Fireworks July Fourth 07022019

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