Ben Franklin’s Treatise on Wind

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Benjamin Franklin was a man for the ages. His story is a familiar one. Born in Boston in 1706. The youngest of 17 children. Moved to Philadelphia... Read more

A conversation about Robin Williams, Parkinson’s, and depression

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Like anyone with a funny bone, my heart is heavy at the loss of Robin Williams. I had the privilege of twice seeing him perform live, including... Read more

The victims of war

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While havoc spreads across the Middle East—in Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Gaza—it is civilians who are bearing the brunt of newly... Read more

Smoking chocolate

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A report released Monday (the executive summary is here) by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reminds us that the fight against tobacco and... Read more

Marco Rubio's notion of climate change: Nope

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Sen. Marco Rubio wants you to know that he doesn’t agree with the “notion” of climate change. Speaking to ABC News’ Jonathan... Read more

Tonight Only: An Evening of Discussion With The Public’s Health

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The Philadelphia Science Festival continues today, and events around the city include a science happy hour at The Continental in Old City and... Read more

Ethicist Bernard Rollin: 'This Ain't Agriculture: How Industrial Agriculture Hurts Animals and the Public's Health'

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There are few issues in the public sector today that affect us all in the way that industrial animal agriculture does. We all eat, and almost... Read more

Putting pressure on tobacco retailers

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Last month's announcement by CVS/Pharmacy that it would “stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores... Read more