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2011-07-26 11:29:00

Team Has Met Shuttle Crew Last Friday Including Philadelphia Native & Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has sent an engineering teacher from its partnership public high school, the Science Leadership Academy, as well as a Franklin Institute staff scientist to be part of a Philadelphia team of educators that are currently at NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston. Fourteen teams will be...

2011-07-25 10:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute announced today that visitors from every state in the nation and more than 20 other countries have attended Mummies of the World - The Exhibition. This announcement comes a mere month after the exhibition opened at The Franklin Institute on June 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO) "This milestone is a testament to the tremendous draw of this groundbreaking exhibition and The Franklin...

2011-07-18 12:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute (TFI), Pennsylvania's most-visited museum, announces today that it has received a $250,000 contribution from US Airways Community Foundation for its Inspire Science! fundraising effort. The US Airways Community Foundation supports multi-year capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations located in and providing services to communities in their hub areas of operations. The gift will vitally support TFI's ongoing...

2011-07-14 15:17:00

10 Sites Chosen For National Expansion PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute and The Free Library of Philadelphia announced today that its successful LEAP into Science museum/library partnership will expand to 10 new sites in urban centers nationwide. The national effort kicks off with a LEAP into Science Expansion Conference July 18-20 in Philadelphia. Museums, libraries, school districts, universities, and a variety of other educational...

2011-06-07 16:48:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 priceless mummies arrived in Philadelphia today under heavy security detail as part of the upcoming Mummies of the World exhibition at The Franklin Institute. This normally hidden portion of exhibition load-in was opened for media coverage by The Franklin Institute for the first time ever. The mummies traveled more than 800 miles from Milwaukee to make their highly-anticipated Philadelphia debut as part of the must-see Mummies of the...

2011-05-11 14:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition, making its East Coast debut at The Franklin Institute on Saturday, June 18, 2011. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one of the oldest child mummies ever discovered (and almost twice as old as King Tut). The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in Pennsylvania, has hosted some of...

2011-02-11 12:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the oldest child mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which will make its debut at the world-renowned Franklin Institute on June 18, 2011. This prestigious venue has hosted some of the most highly-acclaimed exhibitions, including Body Worlds, King Tut and Cleopatra, to name a few. Mummies of the...

2011-01-05 11:02:00

Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of this exhibit PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced that Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of its newest exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop. Tickets go on sale today for the exhibit, an innovative exploration into the genius of the ultimate Renaissance man, which debuts at The Franklin Institute February 5, 2011. Visitors to Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop can get truly hands-on with...

2010-11-09 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute today named seven preeminent trailblazers in science, business and technology whose extraordinary contributions will be recognized and honored during the annual Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Six Benjamin Franklin Medals will be presented that evening, with genetic researcher Dr. George Church receiving the $250,000 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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