Science and Technology

Indego e-bike
City of Philadelphia
Kim Glovas
February 24, 2020 - 12:55 pm
A new study suggests Philadelphia residents are not relying on cars as much as they used to, and other forms of transportation are picking up the slack. Read more here.
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Betelgeuse star
ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al.
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2020 - 8:40 am
A Villanova University astronomer says an unusual dimming of a star in the constellation Orion could be a warning that it's about to "go supernova." Read more here.
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The crew for the Space Shuttle Challenger flight 51-L leaves their quarters for the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 27, 1986.
Steve Helber/AP Photo, File
AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:55 am
The stories of black astronauts are shared in a new documentary that looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid Jim Crow, danger, discrimination and the Cold War. Within four generations, they went from slavery to space.
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Dagmar Turner
King's College Hospital via CNN
CNN
February 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm
Dagmar Turner wasn't just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist's musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal. Read more here.
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Whitney Houston performs on Sept. 15, 2014, at the World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas.
Eric Jamison/AP Photo, file
AP News
February 19, 2020 - 10:11 am
Eight years after her death, a holographic Whitney Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb. 25 and runs through early April, with U.S. dates expected to follow. Read more here.
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This photo combo provided by Allentown Art Museum shows from left, before and after restoration of a painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman."
Allentown Art Museum via AP
AP News
February 17, 2020 - 9:42 am
For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman" and credited it to "Studio of Rembrandt." Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, the nearly 400-year-old painting has now been judged to be a work of the Dutch master...
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Group of young friends using smartphones
DisobeyArt/Getty Images
Suzanne Monaghan
February 16, 2020 - 1:30 pm
The latest social media obsession for many kids is Tik Tok, a free app where users can watch and record videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music and sound bites. Read more here.
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Nancy Pelosi
Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP
AP News
February 14, 2020 - 11:33 am
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to an audience in Germany for countries to steer clear of Chinese tech giant Huawei as they build their next-generation cellular networks, adding her voice to pressure from the Trump administration. Read more here.
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The Academy of Natural Sciences exhibit, "Survival of the Slowest," features Lou Lou, a two-toed sloth.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
February 14, 2020 - 9:12 am
It's called "Survival of the Slowest" — a new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, which featured a live two-toed sloth named Lou Lou. Read more here.
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Marcelo Claure and John Legere
Jose Luis Magana/AP, file
AP News
February 11, 2020 - 3:46 pm
A federal judge has cleared a major path to T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint, as he rejected claims by more than a dozen states that the deal would mean less competition and higher phone bills. Read more here.
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