Science and Technology

April 18, 2017: A conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech...
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Terrence Harrell and Mike Coyle sitting for an interview.
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Cherri Gregg
September 03, 2019 - 7:41 pm
A number of very popular Philadelphia-based Instagrammers recently had their accounts shut down because of their content.
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Jack Dorsey speaks onstage at WIRED25 Summit
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Kevin Wright
August 30, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Hackers gain access to the Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the company's CEO.
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 In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.
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Hurricane Florence
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CNN
August 26, 2019 - 11:06 am
By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) — It seems so unfair. In our endless human quest to control everything, the weather has heretofore eluded us. Why can't we make rain? Why can't we stop earthquakes? Why can't we nuke hurricanes into submission? According to a report, President Donald Trump once suggested...
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In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson displays various samples of marijuana while being interviewed at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif.
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AP News
August 26, 2019 - 9:43 am
By Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars —...
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Close up of woman's hands with smartphone and unknown incoming phone call on it, fraud or scam schemes
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Paul Kurtz
August 23, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new nationwide initiative to push back against robocalls. Attorneys general from all 50 states say they are teaming up with 12 major telecom companies to focus on robocall prevention and enforcement. Sarah Frasch, director of the Pennsylvania Attorney...
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RMS Titanic
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CNN
August 22, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — The RMS Titanic was visited by divers for the first time in 14 years, and the ship that was once a picture of luxury was found in the process of being swallowed up by the ocean floor and ravaged by metal-eating bacteria. A series of five dives were completed this month...
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Bottled water
CNN
CNN
August 22, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Katie Hunt (CNN) — They may be in our oceans, rivers and ice but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health. In its first review on the health risks of plastic in tap and bottled water, the World Health Organization said that...
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Mütter Museum
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Tom Rickert
August 20, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you turn a human body into a museum exhibit? That’s what the Mütter Museum had to figure out, and quickly, after Carol Orzel left her body in the care of the collection of medical oddities. Carol Orzel was 59 years old when she died of fibrodysplasia ossificans...
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