After months of public feedback and controversy, Philly’s Mütter Museum opens new exhibition
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by Alan Yu
1h ago
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has been doing some soul-searching in the past few years — to determine its role and mission, and to have a broader conversation about displaying human remains. After months of focus groups, open houses, and a contentious town hall meeting last year, the museum opens its latest exhibit on Saturday, May 25. There are objects on display, such as a nurse’s uniform from the Blockley Almshouse, a hospital for the poor that became Philadelphia General Hospit ..read more
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Prepare for an ‘extraordinary’ hurricane season on the East Coast, forecasters say
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by Sophia Schmidt
2h ago
This story is part of the WHYY News Climate Desk, bringing you news and solutions for our changing region. From the Poconos to the Jersey Shore to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, what do you want to know about climate change? What would you like us to cover? Get in touch. With the Atlantic hurricane season just a week away, government forecasters are urging people to start preparing now. This summer and fall are expected to be unusually active for storms. “[This] forecast for named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes is the highest NOAA has ever issued for the May outlook,” NOAA Administrat ..read more
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Philly residents are eligible to receive $25 from class-action settlement over Delaware River chemical spill
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by Zoë Read
18h ago
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! Philadelphia residents and businesses are eligible to receive at least $25 from a $2.7 million class-action settlement over last year’s Delaware River chemical spill that led to bottled water advisories. In March 2023, an estimated 8,000 gallons of a water-based latex finishing solution from the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol, Bucks County, leaked into the river. The incident, which occurred upstream of the city’s Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant, did not impac ..read more
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Memorial Day weekend travel to be congested with severe weather on the way
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by Jaclyn Diaz, NPR
20h ago
America is back, baby. Airports and roadways are expected to be jam-packed during the Memorial Day weekend, making up for travel lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis from AAA. But severe and potentially destructive storms forecast for the Plains, Midwest and mid-South through Memorial Day weekend may dampen the fun. AAA projects 43.8 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home from Thursday, May 23 through Monday, May 27 — “the second highest Memorial Day weekend that we’ve ever tracked” and up 4% from last year, Aixa Diaz, a spokeswoman ..read more
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Fueled by postseason failures, Phillies riding high with best record in baseball
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by Associated Press
21h ago
The Phillies are winning games at such a torrid pace, you have to stretch to the halcyon days of when Grover was a hip name in America to find anything like what Philly’s favorite team has already achieved this season. Take ace lefty Ranger Suárez. The 28-year-old Suárez is 9-0 with a 1.36 ERA, the third-lowest ERA by a Phillies pitcher in his first 10 starts of a season. Suárez trails only, yup, Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander, who had a 1.24 ERA in first 10 starts of 1916 and a 1.31 ERA in his first 10 starts of 1915. Or how about the entire team? Riding a high with the be ..read more
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2.9 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of New Jersey
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by 6abc digital staff
23h ago
This story originally appeared on 6abc. The USGS reports a 2.9 magnitude earthquake centered near Gladstone rattled parts of New Jersey early Friday. More than 670 people reported feeling the quake around 3:50 a.m. No damage was reported ..read more
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How Art and Science Intersect
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23h ago
We often think of art and science as existing in different — even opposite — spheres. One revolves around creativity and imagination; the other around observable facts and data — and never the twain shall meet. But really, art and science aren’t as far apart as we might think. For centuries, artists have drawn on the natural sciences, and the wonders of the natural world, as inspiration for some of our most celebrated works. On this episode, we explore the hidden architecture of science that often underlies music, literature, and more. We talk with a mathematician who makes the case that math ..read more
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Central Bucks students blast off into STEM with NASA TechRise Challenge
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by Emily Neil
1d ago
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! Mia Sasser, 15, has always dreamed of working in space science. The ninth-grader’s room is plastered with photos of rovers and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. “This has been my passion since I was little,” Sasser said. “I love astronomy, space, engineering.” Mia Sasser examines part of the students’ experiment for the NASA TechRise Challenge. (Emily Neil/WHYY) Thanks to the NASA TechRise challenge, Sasser and three Lenape Middle School classmates are taking a step that mig ..read more
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Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton to become ‘micro-hospital’ for emergency care
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by Nicole Leonard
1d ago
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! A community hospital in Montgomery County will be converted this summer into a smaller facility focused on emergency services, hospital owners announced this week. Going forward, Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton will be a “micro-hospital” with a 24/7 emergency department and at least 10 inpatient beds — a drop from the hospital’s current 126-bed capacity, according to state data. The changes will take effect by mid-July. They were announced by the hospital’s parent com ..read more
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Joyce Abbott, inspiration for ABC’s hit TV show, honored with portrait at Hamilton Elementary, where she taught
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by Stephen Williams
1d ago
From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know! “Abbott Elementary,” ABC’s hit television show, has put the city of Philadelphia on the national stage. Creator Quinta Brunson, a former sixth-grade student in Joyce Abbott’s class at Andrew Hamilton Elementary School, developed the sitcom in honor of Abbott’s impact on her life. Torrence Rothmiller, principal at Hamilton, said it was important to honor Abbott and rename the school’s administrative office after her so that the community will remember her legacy. Philadelphia Super ..read more
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