Science

 By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

The Central High Robolancers in Olney should be designing a robot for a different task than usual—one that gives out a good pat on the back. The team of robot-building students placed in the quarterfinals of the local-regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics competition in Philadelphia, and took first-place overall in […]

 By Elliot Griffin

Chestnut Hill: Acupuncture Reaches a Wider Audience

The National Health Interview Survey  estimates that 3.1 million Americans use acupuncture every year. This 4,000-year-old Chinese medicine practice is thriving in Chestnut HIll. Acupuncturist Sharon Sharon Sherman founded Empirical Point and has practiced in the Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Center City for over 10 years. For more information on Sherman or Empirical Point […]

 By Andrew Lecointe

West Philadelphia: Ovarian Cancer 5K Walk

West Philadelphia: Ovarian Cancer 5K Walk

  While some people spent Memorial Day weekend at the shore or doing household chores others came out to help raise money for medical research on ovarian cancer through a 5K walk. It was the 7th Annual event for the Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Over 2,000 participants and supporters were in attendance, most […]

 By Melissa Poe

North Philadelphia: A Promising Solution with Holistic Healthcare

North Philadelphia: A Promising Solution with Holistic Healthcare

Residents of Yorktown and surrounding communities got a chance learn about and experience Holistic health practices recently. The Philly Wellness Association and the Saint Malachy School on North 11th Street near Master Street presented a Wellness Fair. This event and its services were free. Association members provided education on Homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, yoga, blood pressure, […]

 By Monica Sellecchia

Franklin Institute’s Body World Exhibit: Education or Manipulation?

Franklin Institute’s Body World Exhibit: Education or Manipulation?

The human body is a complex and interesting specimen that some find fascinating and others find extremely disgusting, especially if seen from the inside out. The BODY WORLDS 2 & the Brain exhibit is a collection of authentic human specimens that have been preserved, manipulated and put on display for visitors of the Institute to […]

 By Kelly White

Ridge Avenue’s Giant Brain

Ridge Avenue’s Giant Brain

It’s now the Marketplace at East Falls, but 3747 Ridge Ave. is the birthplace of something bigger. Outside, there’s an inconspicuous, blue historical marker. Think of the cell phone pulsating next to you, the car that whizzed by a second ago, and the platform you are on at this very moment. Philadelphia played a massive […]

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