Science

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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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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.
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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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NASA captured the first ever air-to-air images of shock waves interacting from two supersonic T-38 US Air Force jets.
NASA via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 1:24 pm
By: Matthew Robinson (CNN) -- NASA has captured groundbreaking images of shockwaves from supersonic aircraft, the space agency said, as part of efforts to create a jet that flies faster than the speed of sound without producing sonic boom. Using newly upgraded air-to-air photographic technology...
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February 09, 2019 - 8:53 pm
By Lauren Landrum (CNN) -- Does math give you trouble? Here's some encouragement: Despite their miniature brains, a new study says honeybees can learn basic arithmetic. If they can do it, so can you! According to a study published this week in Science Advances , scientists at RMIT University in...
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Local teacher Amira Abdul-Wakeel has been reaching out to adults for her Baking With Science class.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 01, 2019 - 4:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Baking and science sound like a great day in the classroom, but adults are now joining in on the fun, too. Local teacher Amira Abdul-Wakeel has been reaching out to adults for her Baking With Science class , which will take place Saturday at The Dorrance H. Hamilton...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked to hold something, temporarily impeding the use of your hands, but you developed an itch that needs to be...
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