WHYY is Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider, having served southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware for more than 50 years. An NPR and PBS member station, WHYY reaches and engages about 1 million television viewers and 410,000 radio listeners a week and 90,000 unique website visitors a month.
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The nation's first hospital in Philadelphia culled its archives to create a collection of medical and botanical texts from the 18th and early 19th century.
Post on Dec 09, 2011 by Taunya English
If you can't abide Brussels sprouts and broccoli, your genes may be to blame. Geneticist Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia studies differences in our perception of taste and smell. A small blip in DNA might determine if you're bitter blind or have a sweet tooth.
Video on Nov 15, 2011 by Taunya English
As a hunting bat closes in on a flying insect, its echolocation calls get closer and closer together, and shorter and shorter in duration. Scientists recently discovered how their muscles can produce more than 160 calls every second.
Post on Nov 09, 2011 by Carolyn Beeler
New Jersey scientists study proliferating populations of sea nettles, which have made some waters un-swimmable.
Post on Nov 02, 2011 by Carolyn Beeler
The science behind the decades-old MLB tradition of rubbing down baseballs with mud before they hit the field.
Slideshow on Oct 24, 2011 by Carolyn Beeler
Coal produces nearly half the electricity in the U.S., but the mercury, sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide it emits also makes it one of the most controversial energy sources. For many environmental activists, coal represents an old, dirty source of power, but for coal-mining communities around the country, the story is different.
Audio Report on Sep 23, 2011 by Carolyn Beeler
They're more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to crabs. Each spring, thousands of horseshoe crabs mate on the shores of the Delaware Bay.
Post on Aug 10, 2011 by Kerry Grens
Watch as thousands of prehistoric horseshoe crabs take over a beach in Delaware.
Video on Aug 10, 2011 by Todd Vachon