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2009-06-07 19:21:56

A young hawk having a hard time making its first flight in Philadelphia was rescued by a wildlife expert before it hurt itself, witnesses said. The red-tailed hawk's misadventure started Saturday morning when it drew a crowd by walking across a street outside the Franklin Institute and taking its perch on a nearby railing. Before long, a couple of dozen people were watching and taking photographs. That's when things started going badly for the young predator. It flew onto a ground-floor...

2009-05-13 16:55:00

Interactive Exhibition at The Franklin together with the hit feature film, 'Star Trek: the IMAX Experience' PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION will make its east coast debut Saturday, May 16 in the Mandell Center at The Franklin and run through September 20. The 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition contains the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, costumes and props from over 40 years of Star Trek. Beginning...

2009-05-11 18:05:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hair color, sense of humor, friends -- what are you made of? Explore how the physical, psychological and social elements in your life unite in Identity: An Exhibition of You. This interactive exhibit takes the ground-breaking science behind identity and makes it personal, using art, stories and even the work of an Emmy Award-winning musician to create an engaging journey through the science of human identity; challenging us all to see ourselves...

2009-05-06 12:01:00

Staci Wilson also scheduled to participate in festivities at the May 18th Media Event and Official Unveiling Ceremony to be held at historic downtown landmark, The Franklin Institute PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), (Philadelphia Women's Pro Soccer LLC), is proud to announce the recent addition of New Jersey superstar and North Carolina soccer legend Staci Wilson to its coaching staff. Philadelphia WPS General Manager/Head Coach, Matt...

2009-04-20 12:45:00

Media Event and Ceremony to be held at historic downtown landmark, The Franklin Institute PHILADELPHIA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Women's Professional Soccer team, (Philadelphia Women's Pro Soccer LLC), has scheduled a ceremony for its official signing and unveiling of the team's name and colors. This special community event will be Monday, May 18th, 6:00pm at Philadelphia's historic Franklin Institute. Area media correspondents, Philadelphia area dignitaries/VIP's, and...

2009-04-16 08:00:00

Interactive Exhibition Showcases the Star Trek Legacy, 40 Years in the Making TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 17! PHILADELPHIA, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets go on sale tomorrow for The Franklin's newest traveling exhibition, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, which makes its East Coast debut on Saturday, May 16, in the Mandell Center. The 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition enables visitors to connect with iconic Star Trek moments and characters while celebrating the creative...

2009-03-16 13:00:00

Sponsors IBC, The Health Care Improvement Foundation, and The Franklin Institute announce winners PHILADELPHIA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting a dangerous superbug that can cause serious illness and even death is anything but child's play, but kids can do a lot to help prevent infection in their schools and community, as demonstrated by Brent Bagdon and Carly Mannon, seventh graders from Log College Middle School in Warminster, PA, and winners of the Students Fight MRSA contest announced...

2009-02-18 04:00:00

Trailblazers in Science, Business and Technology Participate in Week-Long Series of Educational Activities for Students and Community NBC's Robert Bazell Hosts Awards Ceremony Featuring T. Boone Pickens and Other Luminaries PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 23 NBC News' Robert Bazell will host a gala evening at The Franklin Institute celebrating the extraordinary contributions of eight preeminent trailblazers in science, business and technology. Six Benjamin Franklin...

2008-10-23 15:00:11

Some would consider Rohm and Haas scientist Mario Mirabelli an expert on molecules, not baseball. Thousands of children across the country, however, know better thanks to Rohm and Haas's celebration of National Chemistry Week (Oct. 19-25). Using old sports equipment provided by the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Mirabelli demonstrated the incredible impact of science on sports safety and performance for nearly 500 schoolchildren, helping them "Have a Ball With Chemistry," the theme...

2008-10-19 15:00:05

Kids everywhere have a ball playing sports. Few of them, however, are aware of the amazing science behind the sports they love. In fact, every kick of a soccer ball or swing of a bat is an experiment. In time for National Chemistry Week (Oct. 19-25), Rohm and Haas Company and The Franklin Institute teamed up to produce a set of seven videos that hit on this year's theme -- "Having a Ball with Chemistry" -- explaining how science has impacted a variety of kids' favorite sports, like...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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