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As we enter into the yearly flu season here in the United States, it was 100 years ago that Philadelphia itself was the epicenter of a world health pandemic. Young people in the prime of their… continue reading A History Minute: 11 Things You Should Know About the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918

By written by Sally F.    October 25, 2018   

Science is the star this week around Philly, with the start of the annual Philadelphia Science Festival beginning this past weekend. We thought we would delve deep into our book stacks and search… continue reading A Science Minute: 7 Female Philadelphia Scientists You've Probably Never Heard Of

By written by Sally F.    April 23, 2018    2

If you don't know the name Amalie Emmy Noether, you're not alone . Suffice to say, she was and remains one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Read on to learn more about this… continue reading A Science Minute: 13 Things You Should Know About Emmy Noether

By written by Sally F.    March 29, 2018   

Get ready for a rare celestial happening in the universe (well, at least our known universe ), as a Solar Eclipse will be taking place throughout North American on August 21. But what exactly is a… continue reading A Science Minute: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

By written by Peter SM    August 14, 2017    2

If you are reading this on March 14th at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day ! (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159 : ) What is Pi Day, you ask? Only an annual celebration of the mathematical constant… continue reading A Science Minute: Pi Day!

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2014    1