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(Students perform a science experiment at Hill Freedom Middle School.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Some Philadelphia Teachers Get Free Science Training

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

04/06/2013

Chopper 3 HD over Maple Shade High School.  (credit: CBS)

Teacher Burned During Science Experiment In Burlington County

A high school teacher was injured during a science experiment in Burlington County on Friday morning.

03/15/2013

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Brotherly Love: Teaching Tech To High School Kids

President Obama has been encouraging high school students to major in engineering, science, or math. Now, a group of minority tech professionals has decided to take that one step further by giving weekend lessons to the next generation.

02/19/2013

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Professor Attempts To Prepare Students For High Tech Future

Many leaders, including Bill Gates, have warned that America is at risk of losing high-tech dominance if we don’t do a better job of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, sometimes called STEM.

08/18/2012

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Philadelphia Science Festival

Liz Kelley spoke to Ukee about the science behind air and movement in honor of the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/19/2012

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Mitochondria May Hold The Secret To Aging

You may remember the mitochondria was called the power-pack of the cell, providing energy. But, it could also help to cause a decline in muscle mass, hearing loss, and other aspects of aging.

03/07/2012

(Joe, left, and Eli of Haverford High School offer an impromptu concert featuring their "tubaphone," at right.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Area High Schoolers Take Part in Regional ‘Science Olympiad’ Tourney

The top teams advance to the state competition next month.

03/05/2012

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Author: Affairs Of The Heart Are Mostly In Your Head

Poets, songwriters and playwrights have all had their say about love, so why not a science writer?

02/14/2012

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Study Shows Students Who Major In Astronomy Have Zero Unemployment

If you have a college age student with an undeclared major, you may want to steer them into astronomy.

12/03/2011

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Merck Makes Massive Donation To Natural Products Library In Doylestown

The research arm of the Hepatitis B Foundation in Bucks County is on the receiving end of one of the world’s largest natural products libraries thanks to a donation from pharma giant Merck.

06/08/2011

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Philadelphia Science Festival Opens

The Philadelphia Science Festival officially kicks off tonight with the official naming of its specially brewed Belgian ale. A huge carnival on the Parkway Saturday and events, mostly free, celebrating science for the next 14 days.

04/15/2011

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Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Dr. Barry Blumberg Dead At 85

A prominent Philadelphia scientist, who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the Hepatitis B virus, has died. Dr. Barry Blumberg suffered a heart attack after giving a speech at a NASA conference in California.

04/07/2011

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Judging Day At Science Fair For Philadelphia Middle And High Schoolers

Tuesday is judging day for Philadelphia’s 32nd annual citywide Carver Science Fair.

03/08/2011

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To Really Learn, Take A Test

An article in the journal Science reports that students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall the information, retained 50% more a week later than those who used two other methods.

02/07/2011

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Using Potato Chips to Promote Physics

There’s a science-deficit among America’s young and one man’s cure comes packed in a potato chip bag.

10/02/2010

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