The Pulse

Why we should pay for science that sounds silly

Why we should pay for science that sounds silly

A biologist says her research on dolphin sex is worth public investment.

The Pulse

Unearthing stories hidden in the bones of a forgotten burial ground

Unearthing stories hidden in the bones of a forgotten burial ground

It was bound to happen in a city as old as Philadelphia.

PBS

‘Are we a red state or a blue state?’ Life in a Pennsylvania swing county 100 days into Trump’s presidency

‘Are we a red state or a blue state?’ Life in a Pennsylvania swing county 100 days into Trump’s presidency

As Trump hits the first-100-days mark of his presidency, he remains a deeply polarizing figure in this industrial city and many other communities across Chester County.

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Philly journalism students use video to explore MOVE bombing, the decline of bees, standardized testing, more
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Philly journalism students use video to explore MOVE bombing, the decline of bees, standardized testing, more

Over spring break, WHYY hosted a week-long day camp for Philadelphia middle school students interested in learning about journalism. The 25 students formed five groups, each led by an adult mentor, to produce a video on a topic

Speak Easy | Roz Warren

Essay: Does a feminist lose her cred when she's sleeping with another feminist's man?

The feminist photos and posts and slogans on the Facebook page of Maggie Grey (not her real name) make me angry.

National Interest | Dick Polman

Trump's tax team: Plutocratic incompetents or incompetent plutocrats?

The Trump tax reform plan — actually, a one-page sketch of an outline of a plan — is just what you'd expect to get from a guy whose first 100 days have been just what you'd expect to get from a guy like him. Lucky us.

Speak Easy | Abraham Gutman

Op-ed: The next DA should oppose racist and immoral death penalty

Although the district attorney race in Philadelphia is celebrated time and time again as a progressive race, there are important differences among the candidates on key issues. One of those issues is the death penalty.

Weekdays at 6 p.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM

How many bookstores can you visit in a single day?

How many bookstores can you visit in a single day?

After the advent of big box store booksellers and online retail giants, small independent bookstores learned to survive - not by selling you the book you wanted, but selling you the book you didn't know you wanted.

Fridays at 9 a.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM
Getting to the March For Science was its own journey

Getting to the March For Science was its own journey

We followed two scientists starting from the inauguration in January to the March for Science in April.  

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