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2010-09-27 09:28:00

--"Philadelphia Science Festival" to Launch in April 2011-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphians far and wide will come together to explore the wondrous working of our world with the launch of the Philadelphia Science Festival (www.philasciencefestival.org) - a wide-ranging and ambitious celebration slated to run April 15 - 28, 2011. Hundreds of events will take place in Philadelphia, with the majority free to the public. Kicked off with a massive Science...

2010-06-02 12:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra VII, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface on June 5 when "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" opens its doors to the world for the first time at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (through January 2, 2011). The new exhibition features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and takes visitors inside the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the...

2010-05-14 13:42:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Installation of the 150 artifacts that will be featured in the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" began today in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute, including two colossal granite statues from the 4th - 3rd centuries B.C. that weigh almost 10 tons. Opening June 5 and organized...

2010-05-05 10:07:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," debuting in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute on June 5. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the...

2010-04-07 10:07:00

SPECIAL KICK-OFF EVENT REVEALS WINNER OF THE 8-WEEK GET FIT PHILLY! WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE PHILADELPHIA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, The Franklin Institute has extended the hours of BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain for its closing weekend in Philadelphia. The exhibit will remain open until midnight on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. After a six-month run in Philadelphia, the exhibit will officially close its doors on Sunday, April 18 - last entry time...

2010-01-13 14:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, The Franklin Institute announced earlier today that Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain, will continue its run for an additional eight weeks, providing Philadelphians with extra time to see the dramatic specimens display. Originally scheduled to close next month, the exhibition will now close on April 18th. To kick off the second half of the exhibition, BODY WORLDS and sponsor Main Line Health welcomed...

2010-01-11 10:42:00

- Show Features Extraordinary Look Back at the Beatles - PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute will present "Larry Kane's Ticket to Ride," an extraordinary lecture and multi-media presentation featuring best-selling Beatles author and Philadelphia journalist Larry Kane's experiences with the Beatles, beginning Friday, March 5 @ 8 PM. Presented in the Institute's Franklin Theater, the shows will be hosted by rock historian and radio impresario Denny...

2009-12-01 11:42:00

Five-City North American Tour Will Feature Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface in a new exhibition, "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," making its world premiere in June 2010 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions...

2009-10-19 11:32:00

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, Receives Bower Award for Business Leadership PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute today named eleven preeminent trailblazers in science, technology, and business as the 2010 Franklin Institute Laureates. Among them, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was chosen to receive the Bower Award for Business Leadership for his visionary leadership and philanthropic work. The $250,000 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in...

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2009-06-15 16:20:00

The human brain is a three-pound paradox: We use it every moment of our lives, yet so much about our brains remains a mystery to us. How do our brains make decisions? Why is it so easy to remember the words to our favorite childhood song, but we forget important passwords? Can someone really read your thoughts?Four leading neuroscientists and psychologists discussed these and other brain research questions at a forum held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last winter. More than 15...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'