Father's day is upon us, so what'll it be this year? A tie? A steakhouse trip? A (siiiigh) gift card? Well, a four and a half-year-old has you beat.
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Introducing "Research Roundup," a feature that ropes (no shame) together a sample of interesting research going on at Penn. Take a gander!
Stabbing suspect spotted --- A suspect in the murder of Don Ly, the fruit cart vendor, has been picked up by surveillance cameras. Click for the full DP update.
Got a loved one pleasantly past prime? Planning on being old some day? Check this: super star senior citizen sustainer/Nursing Senior Kerry McLaughlin is heading up KnowMe, a mobile app that's aiming to drastically improve how nursing homes work. As if Facebook wasn't enough for our grandmas...Contact KnowMe for more info!
Hill residents are aware that the fire alarm went off for an actual reason this morning. A car parked near the corner of 33rd and Walnut was seen ablaze and has since been extinguished. Fortunately, no one seems to have been injured. People in the area have been saying they heard a loud boom, but no cause has been reported. Check back later at the DP for updates.
If you're looking to get festive one more time before finals, we've got the perfect place. Philly's hottest spot this weekend is the Science Festival. Located on the Outer Drive of Ben Franklin Parkway between 20th and 22nd Streets, this Penn-sponsored event makes science actually fun. This place has everything: over a hundred exhibitors, outdoor experiments, helicopter tours...and liquid nitrogen ice cream. So come on down this weekend. The whole thing is FREE!
Free Rita's Italian Ice---It's been more and more sunny in Philadelphia lately which can only mean one thing: spring is here! Get free Rita's Italian Ice as part of their First Day of Spring Celebration, today only. More deets here.
Welcome the newest member of our cute 'n' quirky professor emails collection. We all get those wall-of-text emails that take long enough to read to be their own homework assignment. In this case, it was worth it to the very end. Every physics prof could use a sense of humor like this one, if only to keep us awake or get us through an email. So who in physics ate the whole wheel of cheese?
Spring break might feel too short, and that's because it definitely is. There're gonna be a lot of emotions in a short timespan so here's your guide to what most of us will be feeling, and how to deal.
Travel In Style This Spring Break--- UA is offering $5 shuttles from the quad to the airport again. Buy tickets at the designated times, which are listed here.
Ahem, The Oscars are on tonight -- so don't be the grouch that preps for midterms all evening long. See what's going on in your neck of the woods and join us for our live tweet coverage beginning at 8:30!
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How many hours of sleep is too few? — Midterms are on our doorstep, UTBabies, and so is the lack of sleep that comes with. Penn researcher Michael Grandner, Ph.D., says if you're gonna get sub-4 hours, it's better to just power through with an all-nighter. Peep the deets from our bros at the HuffPo.
Disguised Face Database -- getchya model on, girl. Penn researchers are looking for partipants who will help out with a study on face recognition technology. You show up, they snap pics of you in fun disguises for about 45 minutes, and you get cash money at the end. Peep the deets here.
2013 is well under way, y'all, and even though we don't have WiFi-enabled contact lenses or hover skateboards yet, new computer technology may allow us to predict crimes before they happen, much like in Minority Report.
Peep this new installation on the Addams Family silhouettes right outside Addams Hall, courtesy of design student Daniel Oliva. Lookin' good, Addamses.
Have you gotten a Penn Compliment yet? Pfft,you? Probably not. If not, take justice into your own hands and channel your frustration into a backhanded one. Introducing Penn Backhanded Compliments, a brand new Facebook profile for all your stealth backhanding needs. It's like Penn Compliments' evil twin, or as the page itself puts it: "If Penn Compliments was a sassy betch."
Y'know that one church in the shadow of The Radian, 40th and Sansom? Yeah, that one. According to this article from the DP, it's been empty and is scheduled to be replaced with shiny, brand new retail. Three of the four available spaces have been leased to Philadelphia Chutney Company, Whirled Peace Frozen Yogurt and Dunkin' Donuts. So if you're tired of Bridge Cafails, if the DD on Walnut was too far or if you've just needed a reason to see what's behind that McDonald's, there's this. When can we expect the new shops though? Well, no one knows. The church was supposed to come down by the end of October but the timeline still remains uncertain. But guys! Guys! It'll happen, we swear!
Free online storage – In case Felix's space jump wasn't cool enough for ya, Dropbox.com is hosting a Great Space Race where they're giving away free online storage to anyone with a .edu email address. The more people that sign up per school, the more free space those people get. (You get 3 GB right off the bat.) So sign up here!