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By Josh Kruger & Kennedy Allen

Scientists know what we care about most: food, faith & fermentation

The Philadelphia Science Festival kicks off Friday—so PW chatted up some of the brainiest researchers in town.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

One woman's big dream to reinvent the Divine Lorraine—and Philly's art scene

Caryn Kunkle has a visionary plan for the city's most famously dilapidated building. One little problem: It doesn't belong to her.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2014 | Comments: 15

NEWS AND OPINION > COVER STORY

By Jean Jennings Bartik

How six young women became the world's first computer programmers

In 1945, 20-year-old mathematician Betty Jean Jennings moved to Philly and started work on a secret military project: the first modern electronic computer. Now, in a fascinating posthumous memoir, the tech pioneer tells her own story.

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Posted Apr. 2, 2014 | Comments: 2

Put this in your pipe: Whichever Democrat gets nominated for governor, s/he is for marijuana reform

The political winds have changed in Pennsylvania—and a pro-marijuana governor seems to be on the horizon.

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Posted Mar. 25, 2014 | Comments: 2

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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight
By Randy LoBasso

Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein, a member of Philly’s [...]

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KKK affiliate starts neighborhood watch–what could possibly go wrong?
By Josh Kruger

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 41 hate groups actively operate in Pennsylvania. In York County, an affiliate of the KKK and longtime nemesis of the SPLC has decided to “give back” to its community: by starting a neighborhood watch group. “A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a [...]