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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

'Camp Invention' Teaches the Fun of Science

by KYW’s Karin Phillips Kids all over Bucks County are spending the week at Camp Invention, camps set up to teach kids how practical and fun science can be.

06/24/2010

Robots with Goals

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman Millions have focused on the World Cup in Africa this month, but not students at Carnegie Mellon University. They’re heading to Singapore for a different international soccer competition — RoboCup […]

06/23/2010

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