Franklin Institute

Mike Dougherty
April 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's population is growing, but it's lagging behind many other large cities on that front and several other categories. The numbers were presented Wednesday night at the Franklin Institute. When it comes to income, Philly is dead last in both median...
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Laureate Lab is a chance for this week's visitors to the Franklin Institute to learn about groundbreaking discoveries in engineering and science from the pioneers themselves.
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John McDevitt
April 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Laureate Lab is a chance for the Franklin Institute's visitors, this week, to learn about groundbreaking discoveries in engineering and science from the pioneers themselves. The opportunity corresponds with an annual recognition that dates back almost 200 years. Hands...
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Ian Bush
April 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm
UPDATED: 6:12 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors considering felony charges against 23-year-old Michael Rohana told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked after two days of deliberations. Federal prosecutors have not said whether they will retry the Bear, Delaware man, who was...
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HAIKOU, Feb. 15, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 15, 2018 shows Terra-Cotta Warriors during an exhibition of "Civilization of Qin (221-207 B.C.) and Han Dynasties (206 B.C.- 220 A.D.)" in Hainan Museum in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province.
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Ian Bush
April 02, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old statue is the subject of a federal trial this week in Philadelphia. Michael Rohana is accused of breaking off - and walking off with - the digit from one of the terra-cotta warriors loaned by China to the Franklin Institute...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Franklin Institute will offer its monthly "Science After Hours" event Tuesday evening, February 26. This month's theme is "Love & Lust." Adam Piazza, Adult Program Specialist at the Franklin Institute, says in honor of the month of February, "Science After...
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A bust of the character Groot, created for Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy." It will be on display at The Franklin Institute April 13.
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Rachel Kurland
January 24, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Come spring, you'll be able to immerse yourself seamlessly into the Marvel Universe, and you don't even have to leave the Parkway. The Franklin Institute announced its newest exhibit slated for April, "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes." As Marvel enters its 80th year...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute is offering free admission this weekend to government employees during the partial government shutdown. Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts said the Franklin is opening its doors to federal employees to give them a break from their...
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If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel?
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Hadas Kuznits
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel? The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer put his advanced physics degree to good use with these burning questions. Chief...
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