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Local Exhibit Examines The Science Of Gross Things

The science of gross things is explored at a new exhibit opening today at a Philadelphia museum.

05/16/2015

(The Mongolian students and some of their Philadelphia hosts, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts

Two groups of students, from Philadelphia and Mongolia, have been working online together to study the effects of global warming. And now, five teens from Mongolia are visiting Philadelphia until the end of this month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Rare Half-male, Half-female Butterfly Hatches At Academy Of Natural Sciences

According to the Academy, the Lexias pardalis butterfly has a condition called “bilateral gynandromorphy,” and it’s most commonly noticed in birds and insects because males and females often have different color patterns.

01/08/2015

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Dec. 10

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

12/10/2014

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Yum! Traveling Exhibit About Our Favorite Treat Comes to Philadelphia

The “Chocolate” exhibit runs through January 24th, 2015, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

10/10/2014

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Philadelphia Celebrates July 4th Before, During And After The Holiday

There’s a lot happening in Philadelphia this week, in the days leading up to and following the Fourth of July.

06/30/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, The Porch at 30th Street.)

Hear Philly: The Porch at 30th Street Station Is Your Hot Spot In June

The weather is heating up and so is the fun at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Dan Majka has the scoop on what’s hot… and cool in June.

05/22/2014

(Kids follow the movements of birds of paradise performing a mating dance on a huge video screen.  Photo by John McDevitt)

“Birds of Paradise” Show at Acad. of Natural Sciences Includes Mating Dance Simulator

A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences takes you on a journey to the rainforest of New Guinea and the land of the exotic “birds of paradise.”

05/02/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, The Porch at 30th)

Hear Philly: Food, Music & More At The Porch In May

Currently in its third year of programming, The Porch at 30th Street offers great food, fitness and lots of free fun.

04/30/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Orchids Bloom This Weekend On The Ben Franklin Parkway

An international orchid show has transformed the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend.

04/11/2014

(The Delaware River, photographed from Neshaminy State Park, looking toward center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

$35-Million Research Project Aims To Protect Del. River Drinking Water

This is a watershed moment — for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.

04/01/2014

Timshel Purdum demonstrates the Academy of Natural Sciences' website for children on the autism spectrum. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Academy Of Natural Sciences Launches Effort To Be More Welcoming To Autistic Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences has launched an effort to make museum visits more welcoming to children with autism.

03/04/2014

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Paleopalooza Takes Place At Academy Of Natural Sciences

It’s a celebration of dinosaurs. Paleopalooza is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

02/15/2014

The brown marmorated stink bug. (credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Not Extreme Enough To Kill Off Pesky Insects

Insects we share the planet with have adapted to the cold temps we’ve been seeing lately.

02/01/2014

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Credit: Will Klein)

Unique Fundraiser Held This Weekend In Philadelphia

The Academy of Natural Sciences holds its second annual museum fundraiser this Saturday, which they call “Cuisine from the Collections.”

10/28/2013

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