Science

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
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Rasa Kaye 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...
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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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Philadelphia Science Festival
Courtesy of The Franklin Institute/Kyle Gronostajski
John McDevitt
April 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute has kicked off its ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival with a big blast. . @TheFranklin kicks off 9 day science festival with a big blast! There will be more than 60 events throughout the region. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/67aFZZCOsh...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free STEM workshop in Hunting Park on Saturday is geared towards helping students learn more about opportunities in the field. "I am really hoping to demystify what STEM is," said Isobel Dewey, director of STEM at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School. She says...
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Packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report Wednesday that found only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Americans addicted to...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 16, 2019 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A program at the Franklin Institute Saturday afternoon aimed to promote diversity in the many fields of science. Nine ethnic professionals in the field of science had booths throughout the Franklin Institute where they could show what it is they do. Michael Burch,...
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Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
March 14, 2019 - 7:57 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Harriton High School student takes home second-place in a national science and math competition along with a $175,000 prize. Samuel Weissman is 17 and about to graduate high school in three years. He got second place out of thousands of entries in the...
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Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
March 13, 2019 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of Philadelphia school students were recognized for their efforts in science at the 40th annual Carver Science Fair awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History. Carver Science Fair participants who presented their projects last week, listened eagerly at...
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Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity.
NASA via CNN
March 11, 2019 - 6:29 pm
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- After sitting untouched in storage for nearly 50 years, lunar samples collected during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions will be studied for the first time, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday. The announcement came during Bridenstine's discussion...
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