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Scientists Just Found Another Reason You Can Blame Winter for Making You Fat

As far as excuses go for reason’s we, um, fill out a little during the winter, we’ve used them all: it’s too cold to exercise, the days are too […]

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Scientists May Have Cracked Why Smelling Your Boyfriend’s Shirt Feels So Soothing

We’ve all known for a long time that burying your face in your partner’s shirt and breathing in deeply can feel pretty soothing, but now […]

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A New Study Suggests Women Are “Naturally More Fit” Than Men

In the classic Amanda Bynes movie She’s the Man (raise your hand if this was the sleepover movie at your middle school), the coach turns down Bynes’ character’s request […]


Ex-Mythbuster Adam Savage Returns with Brain Candy

For 14 years I enjoyed the way the Mythbusters on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters used science and explosives to find the truth and blow stuff up. Hosts […]

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So You Don’t Lose It: The Simple Tweak to Gain More Control of Your Emotions

Trying to calm down is no easy feat when you are feeling anything but calm. But per Futurity, new research published in Scientific Reports suggests that there’s a […]

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One Thing You Should Be Penciling Into Your To-Do List Every Day (But Aren’t)

When you have a to-do list that will seemingly take you 25 hours out of a 24-hour day, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. But […]


The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Philly Marched for Science


28 Things to Do This Weekend

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 Femme Freedom @ Connie’s Ric Rac Giant night of music featuring Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Cicada Jade, Dani Mari, Sweetbriar Rose and […]


Thousands Expected to “March for Science” on Saturday

Between 5,000 and 15,000 people are expected to “March for Science” in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Earth Day march – which is connected to a […]

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Bucks School Board VP: Teaching Climate Change Makes Kids Depressed

This is not an ordinary story about a school board’s conservative members deciding they don’t want climate change taught to children, despite the scientific consensus. […]

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Temple Profs Figured Out How to Reduce Fat in Chocolate Using Electricity

A group of local physics professors from Temple University have come up with an innovative approach to manufacturing chocolate that reduces the fat content. Their findings, […]


Without This Drexel Prof, Those Gravitational Waves Confirming Einstein’s Theory Might Not Have Been Found

Remember a few weeks back when everybody was all excited about the discovery of gravitational waves from black holes and the New York Times called […]


Temple Prof Wrongly Charged With Spying Warns: “It Can Happen to You”

Got your tinfoil hat tied on tightly? The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an in-depth look (paywall) at the fiasco that had the federal […]


The “Supermoon” Lunar Eclipse Is Coming!

Don’t fritter your iPhone battery tweeting away during Sunday afternoon’s papal Mass or the Eagles game against the Jets; you’ll need it to capture the […]


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 […]