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How do volunteer scientists find one of Philly's most secretive animals? By tickling its web.

Hoping to lure out the Pennsylvanian purseweb spider, volunteers at Tyler Arboretum use foam, cotton, and grasshoppers to tickle the spider's web.

A look at the new Wells Fargo Center scoreboard

The 15 million dollar scoreboard has millions of LED and pixels with full 360 degrees of screen surface for fans to experience.

Soccer games on the Battleship New Jersey deck celebrate Military Appreciation Week

Men and women from different military branches compete in a soccer tournament on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey, to celebrate Military Appreciation Week.

Incarcerated filmmakers are showing their work on the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary

A group of 20 incarcerated men at SCI Chester and a crew hired by Eastern State Penitentiary made a series of animated short films that will be screened on the walls on the historic state prison in Philadelphia. Screenings will last from Aug. 15 to Sept. 12.

Fighting urban heat — and violence — with Super Soakers

Fighting urban heat — and violence — with Super Soakers

Gabriel Nyantakyi is the founder of Waterarms over Firearms and organizer of the "WaterFight Philly Remix" event during July's heatwave. The West Philadelphia man believes he can change the perception of weaponry, particularly among the nation’s youth.

A Maltese with a lease

Patricia Smith, 51, of Garfield, N.J., and her husband Scott Smith, 53, of West Paterson, N.J., bought Chase, a 15-month-old Maltese puppy with a hidden price.