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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Study Shows Hurricanes Given Female Names More Deadly

Turns out gender bias even affects the weather. Sort of.

06/03/2014

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New Study Points To Problems And Solutions Training Next Generation For Tech Jobs

STEM is one of the buzziest acronyms in education, but there’s a lot to all the talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A new study finds some critical shortfalls in the Philadelphia area, but also points to some solutions.

04/29/2014

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Guide To The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival

Give your inner mad scientist free reign at the 4th Annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/24/2014

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Top Ways To Celebrate ‘Pi Day’ In Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, we’ll be celebrating Pi Day in some slightly irrational ways, with many more desserts and circular foods than usual.

03/13/2014

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Author Suggests STEM Employers Change Their Ways In Order To Gain Young Workers

The challenges of juggling work and home life are well-known to a lot of us but a study suggests that they are particularly acute in science fields.

02/22/2014

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Journeys Of Invention App

Journeys of Invention lets you step inside and take a fascinating look at some of science’s greatest hits.

02/20/2014

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Researchers Map Ancestry And Population Migration Through DNA

Move over all of you ancestry-related web sites. Tracking down family history may have just moved beyond old photos, documents and ship registries.

02/19/2014

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Study: Sexual Frustration May Cut Down On Life Expectancy

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, sexual frustration could cut down on life expectancy — at least for fruit flies.

12/17/2013

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Drawing Instructor Says Delighting In Small Things Will Help Creativity

Marshalling creativity may be more art than science, especially where a Seattle drawing instructor is concerned.

05/05/2013

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Study: Men With ‘Heavy Stubble’ Most Attractive To Majority Of Women

So much for stubble burn. A new study shows that a man’s facial hair is directly linked to his perceived attractiveness.

04/30/2013

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Scientists: Stink Bug Stench In Cow Feed Doesn’t Transfer To Milk

Frederick County Dairy Science Extension Agent Stanley Fultz said Monday that the research was done at USDA labs in Beltsville, Md., and Wyndmoor, Pa.

04/29/2013

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UPenn Researchers Tackle Evolution Of Philadelphia Accent

With apologies to comedian Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a Philadelphian if: you say beggle (bagel), wooder (water), tal (towel), beyoodeeful (beautiful), dennis (dentist) or Fit Shtreet (Fifth Street).

04/26/2013

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Learn more about the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/17/2013

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Some Philadelphia Teachers Get Free Science Training

Some Philadelphia teachers are getting an opportunity for free science training.

04/06/2013

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