Science

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Pat Loeb
October 14, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Philadelphia's University of the Sciences has fostered a relationship with Central High School that both schools say has worked well.
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Adam Langley, a Villanova biologist, and a group of students team up with Smithsonian researchers to measure plants and roots in marsh areas along the East Coast to determine the impact of carbon dioxide on growth.
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Mark Abrams
October 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
The future of animals and plant life on the planet is the focus of a new scientific global Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship formed at Villanova University.
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File photo shows an aerial view of large icebergs floating as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland.
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AP News
September 25, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as world leaders met at the United Nations.
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Mütter Museum
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Tom Rickert
August 20, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you turn a human body into a museum exhibit? That’s what the Mütter Museum had to figure out, and quickly, after Carol Orzel left her body in the care of the collection of medical oddities. Carol Orzel was 59 years old when she died of fibrodysplasia ossificans...
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July 20, 2019 - 10:22 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The human microbiome is a collection of microbes that colonize the surfaces lining our skin and other organs. The more we learn about the microbiome,...
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John Helferty says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA.
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Temple University engineering professor says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA. "I wouldn't be sitting here in an engineering building as a professor of engineering without the Apollo 11," said...
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Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out.
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John McDevitt
July 16, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids participating in a science camp at the Franklin Institute celebrated the launch of Apollo 11 by making model rockets and then testing them out. Day campers designed bottle rockets with the help of Boeing engineers. Then, Franklin institute staff members filled...
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Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Rasa Kaye
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes away from the city line in Gladwyne, the Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been a leafy oasis of trails and woodlands open for the public to wander from dawn to dusk, as well as a source of innovative eco-friendly programming for all ages since 1975...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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