Science and Technology

Bill Mellix recorded himself in a 'virtual' anniversary dance with his wife.
Bill Mellix
Cherri Gregg
April 28, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Bill Mellix’s "quarantine dance" video for his beloved wife has received tens of thousands of views on social media in just two days. He wouldn’t let anything stop their anniversary celebration — not even COVID-19. Read more here.
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Alan Scaia
April 28, 2020 - 12:01 pm
A growing part of the medical industry has seen an increase in demand because of COVID-19. Therapists say more people are seeking out remote mental health counseling as they deal with uncertainty related to the virus. Read more.
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Man with brain stroke symptoms
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KYW In Depth
April 27, 2020 - 8:43 pm
A Philadelphia neurosurgeon has been studying correlations between the brain and COVID-19 since the pandemic started. In addition to strokes, he said COVID-19 can travel to the brain and cause encephalitis. Listen to the full story on the KYW In Depth podcast.
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Zoom
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CNN
April 24, 2020 - 8:18 am
Zoom will begin rolling out a long-awaited security update this weekend to deal with widespread complaints of video-conferencing interruptions and other potential meeting vulnerabilities. Read more here.
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Instacart worker
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CNN
April 24, 2020 - 8:13 am
Instacart hired 300,000 workers in recent weeks to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries spurred by the pandemic. Now, the startup is seeking to hire another 250,000 workers over the next two months. Read more here.
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Earth Day
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Holli Stephens
April 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
As the pandemic continues on, we’ve got your back on the Philly-centric things to do this weekend from home. Scroll through The KYW To-Do List here.
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food waste
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John McDevitt
April 22, 2020 - 12:41 pm
Being cooped up in isolation has many of us reshaping how we fill our daily lives — and not necessarily for the better. Experts say human behavior during the coronavirus pandemic may hurt sustainability efforts in the long run. Read more here.
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Marisa Leuzzi donates plasma
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John McDevitt
April 21, 2020 - 9:00 pm
After recovering from COVID-19, a Downingtown woman donated plasma to help save her aunt, who was in critical condition with the illness. After receiving a transfusion of the antibody-rich plasma, her aunt is on the road to recovery. Read more here.
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Super Bowl LIV: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell press conference
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Dave Uram
April 21, 2020 - 10:30 am
From what it sounds like, the NFL had some technical issues on Monday night during a dry run of the virtual 2020 draft. But a lot of people involved seem to think everything will be fine for the real thing, which begins on Thursday. Read more here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
April 20, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Schools are closed for the rest of the year, but Monday was the first official day of online instruction — a first for both teachers and students, even though some are still waiting to receive laptops from the district. Read more here.
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