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Cicadas Will Soon Emerge From Their 17-Year Hiding Places

Once the weather and the ground warm up, some parts of the Delaware Valley will see one of nature’s spectacles

05/01/2013

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Top Museums For Kids In Philadelphia

Philly is a museum town, and we’ve got lots of kid-friendly hotspots that prove it.

03/30/2013

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Carver Science Fair Underway At Academy Of Natural Sciences

About 500 projects were submitted to the 34th annual George Washington Carver Science Fair by area 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

02/21/2013

(Science fair at Academy of Natural Sciences Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Country’s Oldest City-Wide Science Fair Held At Academy Of Natural Sciences In Philadelphia

The country’s oldest city-wide science fair got underway Wednesday afternoon at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

02/20/2013

Jason Poole, paleo-illustrator, at the Dinosaur art exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

New Exhibit In Philadelphia Celebrates Dinosaur Drawings

A new exhibit of dinosaur art was unveiled this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

02/02/2013

(A Florida fossils dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur bones Into the US from Mongolia.  Photo from US attorney's office)

Philadelphia Paleontologist Applauds End of Dinosaur Smuggling Case

The guilty plea last week to fossil smuggling is seen as significant by Ted Daeschler (right), paleontologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, for a number of reasons.

01/02/2013

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For Some Philadelphia Students, A Hands-On Nature Experience

There were squeals of delight and squeals of fear as students got a chance to hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach in the palm of their hand and let it crawl around a little.

11/15/2012

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

Bird Watchers Spotting Species Not Normally Found In Philadelphia

Hurricane Sandy blew some species of birds normally found along the coast and on the open sea off course and into the Philadelphia area.

11/04/2012

(Bubba Kolbasowski, partner and pitmaster of Bubba's Texas BBQ.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: BBQ, Veggie Steak Sandwiches, and Edible Bugs

A new barbecue joint in Fishtown, a veggie-vs.-meat steak sandwich cook-off, and an event delving into the Academy of Natural Science’s 18 million specimens are all on Hadas’ menu this week.

10/25/2012

In photo: John Zito (left), in a suit made by his grandfather, stands beside Tony Trov before the awards ceremony. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Coolest Philadelphia Geeks Recognized Friday Night At The Academy

Local video game developers, computer programmers and film makers were among those recognized for their work Friday night during 2nd annual Philly Geek Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

08/18/2012

Madagascar hissing cockroaches on display at the Academy. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Bugs Will Soon Be Crawling Into Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is hosting the 5th annual Bug Fest on August 11th and 12th.

08/06/2012

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Scientist Explains Why Mosquitos Are Biting All Day Long

If it seems as if you’re getting bitten by mosquitoes around the clock, it may not be your imagination.

06/13/2012

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

Multi-Media Light Show Highlights Academy Of Natural Sciences 200th Annniversary

You may have noticed it on your evening drive through Center City – that dazzling digital display along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

03/26/2012

(Richard Horwitz, a senior biologist with the Academy of Natural Sciences, holds a northern snakehead fish specimen that was found in FDR Park, South Philadelphia, in July 2004.  The northern snakehead can grow to several feet in size, crawl on land for short distances, and is native to Asia and Africa.  Credit: William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Voracious ‘Frankenfish’ Spotted in Heinz Wildlife Refuge, Delaware County

The northern snakehead, a predatory fish from China, has been caught at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum Township.

03/26/2012

(A dinosaur model at the Academy of Natural Sciences, on Logan Circle, gets a birthday hat in honor of the institution's 200th anniversary.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences Marks Its 200th Birthday

A new bicentennial exhibition is opening to the public this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Logan Circle.

03/22/2012

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