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Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science

Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine cap...

It's Always New in Philly

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Philadelphia is one of the best museum capitals in the world and yet, the City of Brotherly Love gets a bad rap. Hey, even the Pope thinks it's a cool city as he brings millions of people to Philly!

A Lego Vatican Rises In Philadelphia

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.19.2015 | Religion

A Catholic priest has built a small-scale version of the Vatican -- complete with nuns in black robes, Swiss Guards, and a tiny, waving Pope Francis. ...


Marion Leary | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

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 | Home
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 | 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 ...

David Moye

Mummies Overtaking Zombies? Well, This Week Anyway | 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...