University of Pennsylvania

Philly woman, 86, charged with bank robbery

An 86-year-old West Philadelphia woman who uses a walker has been charged with robbing a University City bank at gunpoint, police said.<p>About 2:05 …

Crime

Whole Brain Map of Electrical Connections Key to Forming Memories

A new, whole brain map of neural connectivity reveals low frequency activity rhythms drive communication between key areas involved in memory …

Neuroscience

Malaysian student awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian student at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue his master’s degree …

Education

'Brazil nut effect' helps explain how rivers resist erosion, team finds

In the new work, the Penn team wanted to understand how these particles moved not just horizontally but also vertically in the bed.<p>Using their …

Physics

Go The F*ck To Sleep: 5 Negative Effects Of Staying Up Late, As Per Research

Is there really anything more beautiful in this life than getting a good night's <b>sleep</b>? Other than these <b>sexy women</b>, we tend to think not. Problem is, …

Wellness

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints

In 1795, Thomas Bensley of London published a King James version of the Bible with a pretty big error. At one point in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus …

Theology

Commentary: How Can We Help People Quit Smoking? Pay Them.

Thursday is the 47th year of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. One of the longest-running awareness campaigns in the U.S., the …

Energy

Catheter-based renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED): a randomised, sham-controlled, proof-of-concept trial

Medicine

How Your Brain Wiring Drives Social Interactions

WASHINGTON — Humans and many other animals express a range of social behaviors, from cooperation to aggression. But as innate as these behaviors may …

The Brain

Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s open enrollment season for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, Medicare Advantage plans and many employer-sponsored plans as well. Lots of evidence suggests you should shop around, and shop carefully, though this is harder than it sounds.<p>When you select a health care plan, you probably …

Health Care

Humans have been drinking wine for more than 8,000 years: study

TORONTO -- Archeologists from Canada are among a team of researchers who say they've unearthed the earliest evidence of winemaking in the world, …

Archaeology

Men more likely to receive CPR in public than women: Study

By: PTI | Washington |<p>Men were found to be nearly two times more likely to survive a cardiac event after bystander CPR. (Source: File Photo)<p>In an …

Medicine

When It Comes to Training, Don’t Forget About the Boomers

While an abundance of attention has been paid to training Millennials entering the workforce, much less has been given to educating their older …

Talent Management

Nonprofits kept under fire in Senate GOP tax plan

The nonprofit sector, a major force in the Philadelphia region with its abundance of universities and health-care systems, got little relief in the …

Philadelphia

This life coach gets teens into Ivy schools for $950 an hour

NOTE: For photos PLEASE make sure that the girl’s last name is not published. Please use her American name, Hana.<p>In 2013, Chris Rim was the first …

Lifestyle

Marcellus Natural Gas Lowers Bills For All Americans

<i>“In terms of cost, shale gas has been a clear win for consumers,”</i> Christina Simeone, Director of policy and external affairs, University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy<p>I’ve already shown <b>here</b> how more natural gas usage thanks to the Marcellus shale play centered in Pennsylvania …

Oil

A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans

As the old Yiddish proverb goes: Man plans and God laughs.<p>And man, did I plan. There are few careers that require as much planning as a career in medicine. The process is enough to encompass the life of one person; add another to the mix, and the planning becomes all-consuming.<p>Jarrett and I met as …

Health

The 15 best trees and shrubs for fall foliage

The lack of rain in recent weeks and lingering summer warmth are likely to diminish the fall color show. But even with a reduced display, the pageantry of this finale forms one of the sweetest garden moments of the year.<p>Some of your garden plants are going to present magical progressions of color …

Flowers

Here’s One Reason Flu Vaccines Are So Lousy: They’re Grown in Eggs

Researchers have identified one more important reason flu shots don’t usually work very well — it’s because they are grown in chicken eggs.<p>Flu viruses mutate every year and it turns out the methods used to make flu vaccines cause them to mutate even more, the researchers found.<p>“How you prepare the …

Public Health

Analysis from Trump's alma mater shows the GOP tax plan has a potentially massive math problem

• <b>An analysis by The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School found that the GOP tax bill would reduce federal revenues on net by $1.75 trillion in the first 10 years after it is theoretically passed.</b>• <b><br>The model also found that the bill would reduce revenues by $4.931 trillion over the first 22</b> …

U.S. Politics

Giant clams open up the potential of improved biofuel production

Algae-based biofuels hold the promise of a green, sustainable energy supply and scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are looking at an odd …

Science

Language Is Illogical And Resistance Is Futile

Photo. Alan Wiig via VisualHunt.com Grammar prescriptivists -- who believe rules should be followed; "descriptivists" believe correct grammar is …

Language

Beware, infertility is linked to increased risk of death in women

Women with a history of infertility are at a significantly increased risk of early death, a study has warned. The study also showed that women with a …

Infertility

Researchers working to mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel

Alison Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania has been studying giant clams since she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, …

Biology

Alumni from these universities received the most financial backing this year

Entrepreneurs hailing from universities on the West Coast scored the most funding over the past year, according to a new report.<p>The study, which examined more than 5,000 funding announcements, mergers and IPO exits during the last 12 months, was conducted by GraphicSprings, a logo design company …

Business

Homecoming's deep meaning at an HBCU: 'Stand confidently in a crowd where you're the majority'

It is officially homecoming season! For most schools, this simply means that alumni travel back to campus to reconnect and attend the big football …

HBCUs

Engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up

Filtration membranes are, at their core, sponge-like materials that have micro- or nanoscopically small pores. Unwanted chemicals, bacteria and even …

Engineering

Which law schools have the best professors and classroom experience? New rankings released

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Which law schools have the best professors…<p>Law Schools<p>Looking for the law school with the best classroom experience, the best career …

Education

How chromosomes 'cheat' for the chance to get into an egg

Chromosomes can 'cheat,' biasing the chance that they will make it into a sex cell. Biologists show how this bias arises in female cells, detecting …

Biology

About that extra hour: how Daylight Saving Time affects our behaviour

For those of us who have ever had a bad night’s sleep, it probably won’t come as a surprise that how well rested we are affects our behaviour. In …

Sleep