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Dead Sharp-shinned Hawk found under plate glass window. (Credit: Acopian Center for Ornithology)

Franklin Institute Hawks Killed After Crashing Into Glass

“The 80-90 percent mortality rate for red-tailed hawks in their first year is absolutely proving.”

08/02/2013

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Franklin Institute Spy Exhibit

For more info on the Franklin Institute Spy Exhibit, visit: http://www.fi.edu/spy PURCHASE TICKETS Online: CLICK HERE By Phone: 215.448.1200 (9:00AM-5:00PM, daily) Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the Box Office. EXHIBIT HOURS July 5 […]

07/16/2013

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One of Franklin Institute’s Fledgling Hawks Meets Untimely Urban End

“Sadly, the female twin flew into a window at Moore College of Art,” a blogger tells KYW Newsradio.

07/05/2013

(The Kimmel Center, at Broad and Spruce Streets in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Pay For Philadelphia Non-Profit CEO’s Among Highest In Country

A new study gives Philadelphia non-profits good grades for fundraising efficiency and accumulating assets but a terrible score for spending on administrative costs and CEO salaries.

06/28/2013

(credit: Kay Meng)

Franklin Institute’s Newest Red-Tailed Hawks Fly The Coop

The Red-tailed Hawk nest at the Franklin Institute is empty. The littlest and last to hatch was the first to take flight on Thursday; the last of this year’s brood of three fledged Sunday.

06/23/2013

(The "supermoon" is seen from Mexico city on 05 May 2012. Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/GettyImages)

Supermoon To Occur Sunday Morning

If you look into the sky Sunday morning the moon is going to look a lot different.

06/22/2013

(Protesters rally outside the Franklin Institute while Gov. Tom Corbett addressed an energy industry conference inside.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Critics Challenge Gov. Corbett at Fracking Industry Meeting in Philadelphia

Corbett met a receptive audience from the oil and gas industry today at the Franklin Institute, while critics of Marcellus Shale drilling shouted from the sidewalk as he came and went.

06/14/2013

and Donda West Sign Copies Of Her New Book "Raising Kayne"

Rapper To Project Music Video Onto 3 Philadelphia Landmarks

In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors to the City of Brotherly Love on Friday will have another attraction to check out.

05/24/2013

(A shoe containing electronics.  Photo provided by Franklin Institute)

New Franklin Institute Exhibit Peeks At Secret World of Spying

“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.

05/01/2013

(franklin institute's red-tail hawk) (credit: the franklin institute)

Red Tailed Hawks Return To Windowsill Of Franklin Institute For 5th Year

For the fifth straight year, a pair of Red Tailed Hawks is nesting on a windowsill at the Franklin Institute.

04/21/2013

Credit: Steve Tawa

Franklin Institute’s Proposed Digital Billboard Draws Fire From Anti-Blight Groups

The Franklin Insitute is asking for city permission to put up digital display panels to replace its static sign at the corner of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

04/17/2013

(credit: KYW's Suzanne Monaghan)

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

(Credit: www.italianmarketphilly.org)

Top Upcoming Spring Festivals And Events In Philadelphia

This spring, there are numerous festivals and events throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.You might want to start planning your calendar now.

03/18/2013

(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Astronomer Says Asteroid That Hit Russia Nearly Impossible To Predict

More than 1,000 people were injured, mostly from broken glass, when a space rock exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere about 30-40 miles above Russia on Friday.

02/15/2013

(credit: KYW's Suzanne Monaghan)

Franklin Institute Astronomers Say Asteroid Poses No Threat To Earth

Scientists say an asteroid will pass closer to Earth today than any other they’ve ever tracked. Though “close” is in cosmic terms, and they say it’s not related to the meteorites in Russia.

02/15/2013

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