June 26, 2016 |
The charred remains of a human body were found in an empty North Philadelphia lot Friday morning after firefighters extinguished a small blaze, police said. Police received a 911 call about 10:45 a.m. in regard to a fire in the lot on the 1700 block of West Allegheny Avenue in the Tioga section. Once the fire was put out, human remains were discovered, police said. The person's gender was not immediately known. Police are investigating. email@example.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
September 6, 2015 |
Homo chippiens, some have dubbed it. It's not a new species, but it certainly marks a new era in medical and biological research. A growing number of scientists are working with ways to replicate how our organs function - and how they are affected by medicines or pollutants or other factors - by growing cells on computer chips. One of the pioneers in what is called biomimicry, or organs on a chip, is Dan Dongeun Huh, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and principal investigator for its Biologically Inspired Engineering Systems Laboratory.
April 9, 2015
I WAS PACKING up my laptop last night when my colleague Julie Shaw, a court reporter with more stories than she could handle, reached across the cubicle and gave me four envelopes. They were written to Julie by none other than Padge Victoria Windslowe, a/k/a the notorious Black Madam. Before I'd even heard her name, I'd been following with morbid fascination America's current fixation on big, Kim Kardashian-esque booties. But it was late in the day. I told an editor that I would look at the letters the very first thing this morning, and I headed out of the newsroom.
May 30, 2013
Austrian painter Otto Muehl, 87, whose radical notions of art were exceeded only by the excesses in his lifestyle, died Sunday in Portugal, according to Daniele Roussel, the head of his archived works, who did not provide the cause of death. Mr. Muehl was a cofounder of the Vienna Actionism, a controversial art movement in the 1960s, and his works shocked audiences with their use of blood, excrement, and the human body as materials. He was convicted in 1991 of crimes including illicit drug use and sex with minors while heading a commune.
January 14, 2013 |
KURTIS FOSTER will never forget the night of March 19, 2008. Foster, playing for the Minnesota Wild, was in San Jose. He was racing for a puck with Sharks forward Torrey Mitchell. Closing in on the goal line at a blistering pace, Foster received an extra push from Mitchell as he reached to touch the puck for an icing call. Foster flew into the boards, shattering his left femur - the longest and strongest bone in the human body - into three separate pieces. Laying on the ice waiting for a gurney, his career flashed before his eyes.
September 19, 2012 |
Lazar Kleit, 67, a former executive director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, died Monday of prostate cancer. Mr. Kleit started as an administrative assistant for the commission in 1967 and worked his way up to the top job in 2001. He retired two years later. Everything he did "always centered around guarding and ensuring everybody's rights as human beings," said his wife, Marlena, 70. Mr. Kleit was a founding member of District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and served on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
August 22, 2012
MISSOURI Senate candidate Todd Akin caused a firestorm over the weekend when he explained why he believes there are no exceptions that would allow abortion, even in cases of rape: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" and not get pregnant. Akin may have been referencing some of the ancient Greek texts that had similar strange views about how the human body functions. For example, people in ancient Greece believed that hysteria was caused by the womb detaching itself and wandering around the body, causing all kinds of problems.
July 28, 2012
Robert S. Ledley, 86, a dentist turned biomedical researcher and computing trailblazer who invented the first CT scanner capable of producing cross-sectional images of any part of the human body, died Tuesday in Kensington, Md. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, his son Fred said. Nearly every field of medicine has been affected by the whole-body CT scanner, short for computerized tomography. Robert Steven Ledley was born on June 28, 1926, in the Queens borough of New York City.
June 27, 2012 |
Firefighters responding to a call overnight about a trash fire in Northeast Philadelphia discovered something else instead: A bound, burned human body off the side of the road in a wooded area not far from the Forman Mills shopping center. Homicide detectives confirmed the male body was found after the Philadelphia Fire Department was called around 1 a.m. to the 5500 block of Newtown Ave., just off Adams Ave., in the Lawncrest neighborhood. The body bound was bound with electrical cord around the neck, arms and legs.
June 21, 2012 |
The violence was shocking, even for a community as crime-jaded as Chester: four fatal shootings in eight days, one of the victims a 2-year-old boy. Delaware County's only city declared a monthlong state of emergency. Just hours after it was lifted, yet another man was shot to death. That was two years ago, during the area's hottest summer on record. "We don't want that going on again," said Chester resident Jonathan King, president of the antiviolence activist group Brothers of Concern.