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Your Brain It Is a-Changin'

Jayatri Das | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science
Jayatri Das

There are more connections between the neurons in your brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. What makes those seemingly infinite connections fascinating, though, isn't just the sheer quantity of them. It's the fact that they're always changing, starting before you're born and continuing until you take your last breath.

Writing the Walls: Berlin Then, One Philadelphia High School Now

Beth Kephart | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Beth Kephart

The deeper into the school I travel the more I understand that the walls of SLA are both context and text, a place where a capstone project looks like a question stenciled onto a slate-blue wall.

Philly's Spring Festival Season

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

A smaller version of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, Philadelphia also promotes and celebrates Japanese culture in America.

Lee Speigel

Astronomer Calls For UFO Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.08.2012 | Weird News

Nothing kills a career faster than being branded a kook, and in many circles, that's what you are when you admit you've seen a UFO. The stakes are ...

'Hugo' Sparks Interest In 200-Year-Old Automaton

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — The Franklin Institute's automaton can't help you find a good sushi place, direct you out of a traffic jam or check your bank bal...

David Moye

Mummies Overtaking Zombies? Well, This Week Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

As far as pop culture interest goes, it's hard to beat the massive zombie onslaught. However, mummies may be taking them over for at least this wee...