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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: March 20, 2015

What we're reading this morning: So sorry, but I'll have to rob you; living in a box; robots on acid; your buggy home biome; transforming the riverfront.

Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.

Released from prison, "Apologetic Bandit" writes about life inside. He offered apologies to his victims as he took their cash. The money was stolen to pay off his debt to his heroin dealer.

From sea to vacant lot: A shipping container condo rises in Newark. "Tiny living" enthusiasts have been raving about container houses for years, but the trend has moved stateside fairly recently.

The robots inside your body will be powered by your own juices. Someday, ultra-precise nanobots will deliver your medicine, running on your stomach acid.

The next frontier: The Great Indoors. When humans began building shelters about 20,000 years ago, we unrolled a welcome mat for other species. The indoor biome remains at science's frontier.

Bartram's Mile along the west bank of the Schuykill is much closer to reality. A grant will fund the project to provide better river access to neighborhoods in Southwest Philadelphia, including boardwalk trails and recreation areas.

- Sam Wood