24 min ago

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off ...

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart continued to fly strictly by instinct. While working to improve her aviation skills, she and her husband planned a solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1932, they announced that on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s across the Atlantic, Amelia would attempt the same. Earhart landed in Ireland after a thirteen hour flight. Learn more: http://bit.ly/N8x5HT IMAGE: George W. Harris and Martha Ewing | [Amelia Earhart in airplane] | 1936 | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart...
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10 hours ago

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16 hours ago

Center City District shared Billy Penn's post...

    Naturally Philly: All the trees, shrubs and flowers you'll find at the Rail Park
    Naturally Philly is a new Billy Penn column that explores the city's wildlife and plants - both familiar and extraordinary - that thrive or struggle in our urban environment. It won't be your typical walk in the park.When the ribbon is cut on June 14 for the city's newest open space, the Rail Park, visitors will experience a very different kind of village green.
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21 hours ago

Scientists believe the Great Pacific Garbage ...

Scientists believe the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains more than 79,000 tons of plastic spread over an area three times the size of France. https://nbcnews.to/2G6ntZD

    The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here's the bold plan to fix it.
    In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii lies what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge jumble of fishing nets, bottles, bags, and other plastic items as well as tiny bits of plastic debris. "It's a vast plastic soup," says Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Honolulu-based Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
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23 hours ago

#FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was...

#FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was mirrored after Francis Ford Coppola, who directed Apocalypse Now and The Godfather. 5 days and counting until Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres at the Prince Theater!

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    FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was mirrored after Francis Ford Coppola, who directed Apocalypse Now and The Godfather. 5 days and counting until Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres at the...
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24 hours ago

“What I loved about science was that you didn...

“What I loved about science was that you didn’t have to believe in it. It was an evidence-based system. It was an antidote to superstition. There were rules, and those rules were somehow comforting. I found just enormous solace in that.” -Dr. Paul Offit, Pediatrician. This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories

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    "What I loved about science was that you didn't have to believe in it. It was an evidence-based system. It was an antidote to superstition. There were rules, and those rules were somehow comforting....
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27 hours ago

Don’t forget that keen-eyed and early rising ...

Don’t forget that keen-eyed and early rising skywatchers in our region will be able to watch the launch of an Antares rocket heading to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 4:39 am ET. Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2GeAPD6 IMAGE: Patrick Black | Liftoff of Orbital ATK's Antares Rocket From NASA Wallops on Nov. 12 | 2017 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Don't forget that keen-eyed and early rising skywatchers in our region will be able to watch the launch of an Antares rocket heading to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia...
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28 hours ago

IN THE GALLERY STORE! Carl Fudge turns recog...

IN THE GALLERY STORE! Carl Fudge turns recognizable images into hypnotic abstractions that evoke pixelated images. His solo exhibition here at The Print Center in 2005 was a huge success – did you know that you can still bring home one of his fabulous screenprints? Explore this work now in the Gallery Store or Shop online. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. Image: Carl Fudge, Composition 2 in Orange, Pink, Red and Gold, 2004, Silkscreen, Edition 4 of 6, 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/collections/carl-fudge/products/composition-2-in-orange-pink-red-and-gold

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    IN THE GALLERY STORE! Carl Fudge turns recognizable images into hypnotic abstractions that evoke pixelated images. His solo exhibition here at The Print Center in 2005 was a huge success - did you...
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34 hours ago

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37 hours ago

Read Dracula in real time.* During the day, ...

Read Dracula in real time.* During the day, Jonathan tries to return to the room where he met the vampire women, but finds the door blocked. In the evening, the Count asks him to write three post-dated letters, two (dated June 12 and 19) about his impending departure for home and another (dated June 29), stating that he has just left the castle. Jonathan writes in his journal, “I know now the span of my life. God help me!” *The novel, Dracula, is comprised of journal entries and letters, all dated, so throughout the year, we’ll be posting a day-by-day account of the plot of Dracula. Follow along with your own reading and feel free to leave comments below (no spoilers for those who may be reading for the first time).

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    Read Dracula in real time.* During the day, Jonathan tries to return to the room where he met the vampire women, but finds the door blocked. In the evening, the Count asks him to write three...
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42 hours ago

Here’s another feature for #internationalmuse...

Here’s another feature for #internationalmuseumday, Surgeons' Hall Museums in Edinburgh (UK). Three collections - pathology, surgery, and dental, open to the public seven days a week. ・・・ More great work done by our Human Remains Conservator, This brain shows an abscess and thrombosis. Unfortunately, while in the jar it developed a problem with mould, and so it was removed and treated with anti-fungal agents before being re-mounted in new fluid. A big improvement!

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Here's another feature for #internationalmuseumday, Surgeons' Hall Museums in Edinburgh (UK). Three collections - pathology, surgery, and dental, open to the public seven days a week. ・・・ More...
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42 hours ago

Schuylkill Banks added 3 new photos.

Art in the Open Philadelphia is on the Banks all weekend! See the river and Philadelphia through the work of 40 artists and collaborative teams working in all media. More info: https://bit.ly/1eshTSD

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    Schuylkill Banks added a new photo.
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43 hours ago

Center City District Sips Offers Neighborhood-Wide Happy Hours All Summer Long

Where:90+ locations including Harp & Crown, 1525 Sansom Street

    Center City District Sips Offers Neighborhood-Wide Happy Hours All Summer Long
    Raise a glass! Center City District Sips is set to return for its 15th summer of unbeatable post-work, mid-week happy hours. On Wednesday evenings from June 6 to August 29, over 90 bars and restaurants in Center City serve up hard-to-beat drink and food deals - with some new surprises for 2018.
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44 hours ago

Center City District shared a link.

    Construction to Begin on Market JFK Vision Zero Safety Project | Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems
    PHILADELPHIA - The Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) announced today that restriping and safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 21 for the Market JFK Vision Zero Pilot Project. Restriping and installation of flexible delineator posts and signage are expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting.
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44 hours ago

Our next #internationalmuseumday feature is M...

Our next #internationalmuseumday feature is Museum Vrolik in Amsterdam. A large collection of anatomy and pathology, it’s also free to attend. 🧠🧠

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    Our next #internationalmuseumday feature is Museum Vrolik in Amsterdam. A large collection of anatomy and pathology, it's also free to attend. 🧠🧠
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45 hours ago

“The rats and mice were voracious, eating bir...

“The rats and mice were voracious, eating birds alive - albatrosses, petrels, prions; anything they could get their teeth into, and that included chicks that were often several times their own size.” https://bbc.in/2G9iQxA

    Restoring South Georgia's wildlife paradise
    They have gone, or so it seems. The biggest rat eradication programme ever undertaken appears to have rid South Georgia island in the South Atlantic of its pest problem. A survey of the British Overseas Territory has found no trace of the rodents that had been attacking the local birdlife.
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46 hours ago

Next up for our #internationalmuseumday featu...

Next up for our #internationalmuseumday feature is this marvelous mid-west medical museum, the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago (USA). ・・・ "This reddish-brown, extremely bitter liquid was used as treatment for many afflictions, mental and physical. Laudanum is an opium tincture containing opium alkaloids: morphine and codeine. It was named by Paracelsus, “the father of toxicology,” and was believed to mean “something to be praised” in Latin. Used throughout Victorian society as a muscle relaxer, cough suppressant, etc., the medicine is highly addictive. It has the reputation of having inspired writers, poets and artists, such as Charles Dickens, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas De Quincey. In 1868 after numerous overdoses of the once over-the-counter drug, restrictions were put into place and the bottle had to be clearly labeled as a poison."

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Next up for our #internationalmuseumday feature is this marvelous mid-west medical museum, the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago (USA). ・・・ "This reddish-brown, extremely bitter...
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute is asking for donation...

Happy International Museum Day from The Franklin Institute! http://bit.ly/1j9UnfV

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    Happy International Museum Day from The Franklin Institute! http://bit.ly/1j9UnfV
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2 days ago

First on our #internationalmuseumday feature:...

First on our #internationalmuseumday feature: Want to see a medical collection with bite? The Wellcome Collection in London (UK) has a new exhibition on teeth open now through September, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg…it’s free. ・・・ This is a late 18th century ivory obturator with human teeth, believed to have belonged to Sir Edmund Burke. . Edmund Burke was an Irish-born writer and politician, widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. He moved to London in 1750, where he served as an MP for 28 years. This prosthesis appears to have had the dual function of providing an upper set of teeth – human teeth riveted into the ivory base – and sealing a hole, front right in the roof of the mouth, suggesting that the wearer had a cleft palate. . You can see these and more at our new #Teethexhibition opening on 17 May. From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile. Image courtesy: British Dental Association Museum .

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    First on our #internationalmuseumday feature: Want to see a medical collection with bite? The Wellcome Collection in London (UK) has a new exhibition on teeth open now through September, and it...
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2 days ago

The Print Center added 2 new photos.

Thank you for joining us for our opening reception of the 92nd ANNUAL solo exhibitions! It was a perfect beginning to the evening to hear Julie Anne Greenberg and Jacob Koestler talk about their work. Many thanks to the artists! If you missed the opening, the exhibitions: Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter | Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable Uncertainty Remains | Jacob Koestler: Copy of a Copy are on view through August 4, 2018. We hope to see you! Daniel W. Coburn’s exhibition will feature previously unshown works from the series Becoming a Specter. | Julie Anne Greenberg creates installations composed of hundreds of printed and cut paper components affixed directly to the wall. | Jacob Koestler combines multiple print and photographic media, sometimes in the same piece. http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-solo-shows/

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    The Print Center added a new photo.
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2 days ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

It’s #internationalmuseumday! Because there can only be one Mütter Museum, and not everyone can visit Philadelphia (although you should) today we will share some other museums you can check out. Image is of a humerus from Dr. Mütter’s collection.

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    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia added a new photo.
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2 days ago

Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square updated t...

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    Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square
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2 days ago

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as yo...

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1783. http://bit.ly/1Z1Wq64 #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Edwin | Benjamin Franklin | Library of Congress

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    "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1783....
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2 days ago

Six farmers' markets open this weekend all ar...

Six farmers' markets open this weekend all around the Philadelphia area, over 100 farmers and food artisans coming from the farms and the kitchens to the markets. Hope you're hungry!

    Six Farmers' Markets Open This Weekend
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