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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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Caught in a Sinkhole? This Franklin Institute Exhibit Might Just Help You Survive

Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Or, more literally, maybe it’s a charging bull or a swarm of killer bees. Maybe it’s a round of live […]

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Superheroes Are Taking Over the Franklin Institute This April

There’s arguably no better time to be a lover of superheroes than the present. They’re featured in new blockbuster movies premiering seemingly every other week, more […]

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Lawsuit: More Than Half of Franklin Institute’s Terracotta Warriors Were Fake

My family loved the Franklin Institute’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which recently closed after a five-month run. The Inquirer called it “ambitious” and “tremendously inventive.” But […]

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Chinese Officials Want Terracotta Warrior Thumb Thief “Severely Punished”

Chinese officials have a bone to pick with the Franklin Institute. Last week, we told you that a 24-year-old man allegedly sneaked into the museum’s Terracotta […]

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FBI: Partygoer Stole Thumb From 2,000-Year-Old Statue at Franklin Institute

Apparently things got a little out of hand at the Franklin Institute’s after-hours “Ugly Sweater Party” back in December. Federal authorities say that on December 21st, a […]

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Learn About “Sisters of the Stars” Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s Night Skies in the Observatory series is always a good bet. Every month, chief astronomer/author Derrick Pitts leads a program that includes […]

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Max Major Can Read Your Mind

Max Major’s job is to read your mind, whether that’s accurately guessing your phone passcode or knowing exactly what long-ago memory is in your head […]

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Six Historical Exhibits to See This Week

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System @ The Constitution Center | Through July 10th, 2016 It’s basically the Broadway hit without the singing, dancing, […]

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10 Things You Might Not Know Are at the Franklin Institute

All this week, the city has been celebrating its long love affair with science via the Philadelphia Science Festival, organized by the Franklin Institute. The […]

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PHOTOS: A Priest Made a Lego Vatican for the Pope Visit

A priest is really toying around with the Pope’s visit. Literally. Rev. Bob Simon, the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena in Moscow, Pennsylvania — […]

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TONIGHT: Catch a Live Concert Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute’s Planetarium

Here’s a cool, spontaneous way to spend your Tuesday evening: Philly eight-piece string group The Divine Hand Ensemble will perform two shows tonight under the planets, moons […]

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9 Things Derrick Pitts Says You Need to Know About Those Pluto Pics

Last week, when NASA’s New Horizons mission sent over the first high-resolution images of Pluto, the world got very interested in what they meant, and why […]

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Franklin Institute to Display Vatican Artworks During Pope’s Visit

When Pope Francis is in town in September for the World Meeting of Families, he’ll have a little piece of home at the Franklin Institute to make […]

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11 Things to Do in Philly This Week