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A specialized team of scientists at NASA is t...

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is tasked with protecting Earth from space-based pathogens and preventing the spread of our germs to the rest of the Universe. http://engt.co/2jIriyh

    How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space
    Biological contamination goes both ways, mind you. Just as important as keeping extraterrestrial organisms from reaching the surface (aka "backward contamination") is ensuring that our planetary probes carry as few microbial hitchhikers from Earth as possible ("forward contamination"). To that end, in 1958, the U.S.
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Made from salvaged granite from the former LO...

Made from salvaged granite from the former LOVE Park, proceeds will benefit maintenance of existing city skateparks as well as future construction, and maintenance and programming of the new LOVE Park.

    You can now own a piece of the old LOVE Park
    For those longing for the old LOVE Park and its infamous skate park where a 92-year-old Edmund Bacon once mounted a skateboard, listen up: You can now own a piece of the beloved park. Philly's Parks and Recreation Department just announced that it will be selling special commemorative pieces of granite engraved with the iconic LOVE sculpture at this year's Christmas Village.
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15 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's l...

    Dilworth Park
    DeckTheHall Light Show kickoff presented by Independence Blue Cross with 6abc Action News and Center City District!
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15 hours ago

The Print Center updated their cover photo.

    The Print Center
    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,395 likes · 107 talking about this · 444 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary...
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16 hours ago

Center City District added 2 new photos.

Join us and Independence Blue Cross now at #DilworthPark! #DeckTheHall #Wintergarden #DilworthPark #RothmanRink #RothmanCabin

    Center City District
    Center City District, Philadelphia, PA. 16K likes. Keeping Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive since 1991. CenterCityPhila.org
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17 hours ago

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger...

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) went extinct in the early 20th century after decades of hunting, habitat loss and other factors led to a rapid decline in population. http://theatln.tc/2jyE3vw

    What DNA Says About the Death-and Rebirth-of America's Most Common Bird
    The genome of the passenger pigeon complicates the story of its extinction-and the hopes for its resurrection.
    https://www.theatlantic.com

17 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you for supporting our school Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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18 hours ago

Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute adde...

Lots of useful information shared at last week's class from instructors and panelists: Greg Heller (Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority), Larissa Klevan (City Planning), John Mondlak (Development Services), Dr. H. Ahada Stanford (Commerce Department), Vaugh Taylor (Citizen Planner and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation), and Mathen Pullukattu (Citizen Planner and small-scale developer)!

    Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute
    Lots of useful information shared at last week's class from instructors and panelists: Greg Heller (Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority), Larissa Klevan (City Planning), John Mondlak (Development...
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18 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

    Here's a Sneak Preview of City Hall's Awesome Holiday Light Show
    Center City is about to be lit for the holidays. 'Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: a fancy new light show will debut at City Hall.
    http://www.phillymag.com

19 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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19 hours ago

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––th...

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin. This exquisite catalogue features work by both artists and makes a treasured keepsake or holiday gift for art lovers on your list! Visit shop.barnesfoundation.org.

    The Barnes Foundation
    KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes--the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist...
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19 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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20 hours ago

The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten’s Final Show

The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what’s going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.

    The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten's Final Show
    The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what's going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.
    http://phitcomedy.com

20 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm drinks will be available for purchase. The Museum will stay open an extra hour until 6:00PM, followed by a tree lighting in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden at 6:10PM. This event celebrates all religions and beliefs, and is open to all ages. Admission to this event is complimentary with your Museum Ticket.

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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21 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy added 5 new photos...

These 🐦birdhouses🏚️ were designed by local artists last year and were installed in Fairmount Park's meadows this summer. Join us on 12/3 and 12/9 for guided bike tours of these "Meadow Mansions." Details here: http://bit.ly/2iszl1F

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA. 10K likes. Fairmount Park Conservancy is the nonprofit that champions Philadelphia's Parks.
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21 hours ago

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, Novembe...

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early morning of #BlackFriday shopping, join us for a fun day in the Playground and Playhouse! #smithplays

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early...
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21 hours ago

#SHOPSMALL this Saturday at 20+ Art Museum Ar...

#SHOPSMALL this Saturday at 20+ Art Museum Area businesses for your chance to win great local prizes. Learn more below! http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com/sbs2017

    Art Museum Area PHL
    Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the small businesses in the Art Museum Area invite you to eat, shop, and explore everyday.
    http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com

21 hours ago

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take th...

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take the stress out of your visit to The Franklin Institute with our mobile app. http://bit.ly/tfi-app

    The Franklin Institute's Mobile Apps
    The Franklin Institute's Terracotta Warriors Augmented Reality App is available to download for your iPhone or Android™ device! Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor invites you to take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history: the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, First Emperor of China, buried in 210 BCE.
    https://www.fi.edu

22 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

Check out the Focus on Fathers Facebook page and learn more about their Parenting Program and other services! #playmatters #parenting #kids #family

    Focus on Fathers
    Photos of Fathers learning, implementing quality time, being engaged in their children's lives and their children enjoying themselves through play and activity
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22 hours ago

Only one week until we share the beauty of th...

Only one week until we share the beauty of the holidays with all of our friends around The Square!! Please join us Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square for our annual Holiday Lighting!! Please don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for CBS 3’s annual Toy Fest campaign.

    Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square
    Only one week until we share the beauty of the holidays with all of our friends around The Square!! Please join us Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square for our annual Holiday...
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22 hours ago

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts share...

New music from Barenaked Ladies from their latest album, 'Fake Nudes'.

    Barenaked Ladies
    To celebrate today's release of 'Fake Nudes', Barenaked Ladies is premiering their brand new video for 'Bringing It Home'. The Fake Nudes Tour Canada starts tonight in Vancouver. #BNLFAKENUDES...
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23 hours ago

The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/...

The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2 students. This Day of Service is part of the Rotary Club's $5,000 donation to Friends of Bache-Martin this past June. Rotary Club members took a tour of the the school ending in the Library with a presentation commemorating the Rotary Club's partnership with Bache-Martin. Bill Thomas (Rotary), Principal Mark Vitvitsky, Assistant Principal Dr. Danielle Merritt, and Lisa Zaborowski (Rotary) are featured below. Friends of Bache-Martin give thanks to the Rotary Club http://ow.ly/soqq30gF4bK for enhancing children's literacy and the love of reading in our community.

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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23 hours ago

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Philadelphia Theatre Company

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Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Home Page second Position
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Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Home Page zero Position
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Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Home page first position
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Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Home Page third position
    http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

23 hours ago

The Wilma Theater updated their cover photo.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,646 likes · 112 talking about this · 11,127 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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23 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    Dilworth Park
    A sneak peek at the #DeckTheHall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross! Starting tonight, City Hall will be bathed in color every single night through January 1! Produced by the Center City...
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24 hours ago

We love hearing from our scholarship students...

We love hearing from our scholarship students! A recent one shared: “I wish to thank the scholarship committee for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Understanding Sculpture class. Each class opened my eyes to yet another aspect of viewing sculpture with a new perspective and appreciation of the sculpting process.” Spring classes start in January. Apply for a need-based scholarship by December 31 to take a Barnes class for free! Learn more: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/ Amedeo Modigliani. Head, 1911-1912

    The Barnes Foundation
    We love hearing from our scholarship students! A recent one shared: "I wish to thank the scholarship committee for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Understanding Sculpture class....
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24 hours ago

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, w...

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the field of astronomy was immense. He is particularly well known for observing and describing the expansion of the universe. He was honored by The Franklin Institute with the 1939 Franklin Medal. http://bit.ly/2foMJ0C IMAGE: Hubble Space Telescope | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the...
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24 hours ago

BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY!! Lots of great title...

BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY!! Lots of great titles to encourage reading during the holidays! Please stop by! (and volunteer, if you can!) HALF DAY PROJECTS Want to make the school look amazing for the students? Come help us for an hour (or more!)! Let's surprise those Tigers with some school spirit and science decor for the holidays! To sign up, and make a difference at our school, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-tigers

    Tigers, Books, and Science, oh my!
    Do you have an hour (or more) in the upcoming half days before Thanksgiving? Help us make a difference at school! We have various projects we'd like to tackle, and we need YOUR help! SCHOOL SPIRIT The gym was re-painted by Villanova volunteers earlier in the year, come and help us the final touches by adding some school spirit in the form of tiger paws!
    http://www.signupgenius.com

24 hours ago

20+ Amazing Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, November 20-26

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 15th and Market streets

Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street

Where:Club Mousai, 1227 Walnut Street

Where:Macy's Center City, 1300 Market Street

This article has 11 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Various locations including The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street

Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Starts at 20th and Market streets and continues along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including The Spiral Bookcase, 112 Cotton Street

Where:Canal View Park, 4420 Main Street

    20+ Amazing Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, November 20-26
    Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest | Photo courtesy DRWC From Thanksgiving activities to holiday fun, here are the top things to do in Philly this week... Thanksgiving week has arrived in Philadelphia, and whether you're enjoying a staycation at home or hosting out of town guests, there's so much to see, do and gobble up this week to keep you - and your in-laws - entertained.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

28 hours ago

Tech education in Philly that pays, or you don't

...New York Code and Design Academy in January 2016 and hosts the Philly branch at 1601 Cherry St.

    Tech education in Philly that pays, or you don't
    With tuitions ever rising and student debt exploding to $1.45 trillion, there has been increased pressure on schools to demonstrate their value based on their success in placing graduates in good-paying jobs. A for-profit computer-coding boot camp in Philadelphia, the local branch of the New York Code and Design Academy, has taken the bull by the horns.
    http://www.philly.com

32 hours ago

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40 hours ago

Reminder! PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Remembe...

Reminder! PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Remember: We will have half days Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week for Parent-Teacher Conferences! If you have not scheduled a parent-teacher conference, please contact your child's teacher. http://thepowerofbachemartin.com/directory BOOK FAIR We will have a book fair during the conferences, please stop by! (and volunteer for an hour if you can!) PAINTING PROJECTS Want to make the school look amazing for the students? Come help us for an hour! Let's give all of our Tigers an amazing gym and science classroom for the holidays! To sign up, and make a difference at our school, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-tigers

    Tigers, Books, and Science, oh my!
    Do you have an hour (or more) in the upcoming half days before Thanksgiving? Help us make a difference at school! We have various projects we'd like to tackle, and we need YOUR help! SCHOOL SPIRIT The gym was re-painted by Villanova volunteers earlier in the year, come and help us the final touches by adding some school spirit in the form of tiger paws!
    http://www.signupgenius.com

41 hours ago

Today, November 19, is International Men’s Da...

Today, November 19, is International Men’s Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women. This day aims to highlight health concerns that can affect men, and also aims to highlight certain social pressures that can negatively affect both men and boys. Check out InternationalMensDay.com for more information. This image is from a pop-up exhibit our Historical Medical Library hosted at last month’s Mischief at The Mütter event. This historical (not contemporary) pamphlet was distributed to boys with information about puberty, sexual health and more. How effectively have these issues been communicated to young men throughout history and today?

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Today, November 19, is International Men's Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women....
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41 hours ago

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, ...

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, engravings in Arabia are possibly be the oldest depictions of dogs known to archaeologists. http://bit.ly/2jBmlrj

    These may be the world's first images of dogs-and they're wearing leashes
    Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man's waist.
    http://www.sciencemag.org

42 hours ago

Philadelphia Marathon is attending 2017 AACR ...

Erika Emerson of Springfield, Mass was reunited with first responders from the Philadelphia Fire Department who saved her life when she went into full cardiac arrest at Mile 23 in the 2009 Philadelphia Marathon. After surgery for a congenital heart defect, it took years for Erika to get back in to running. Running in the 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon was a triumph for Erika. Her time today qualified her for the Boston Marathon. (from l to r. Lawrence Belitsky, Matt Flanagan, Erika Emerson, Robert Coll and Ray McCahery.) Good luck Erika. Keep Running and stay strong!

    Philadelphia Marathon
    Erika Emerson of Springfield, Mass was reunited with first responders from the Philadelphia Fire Department who saved her life when she went into full cardiac arrest at Mile 23 in the 2009...
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44 hours ago

NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! ...

NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! Kickstart your holiday shopping while supporting your local museum! Plus, get rewarded for being a patron: Take home a FREE TOTE BAG with any purchase over $50. Visit the #BarnesShop on the lower level.

    The Barnes Foundation
    NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 26 IS #MUSEUMSTORESUNDAY! Kickstart your holiday shopping while supporting your local museum! Plus, get rewarded for being a patron: Take home a FREE TOTE BAG with any purchase...
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44 hours ago

Philadelphia Marathon is attending 2017 AACR ...

Smiles after completing a 26.2 mile Marathon! Congratulations to all the runners who completed the 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon today. Please come back in 2018.

    Philadelphia Marathon
    Smiles after completing a 26.2 mile Marathon! Congratulations to all the runners who completed the 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon today. Please come back in 2018.
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