Science and Technology

People gather in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the "Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally" in Hong Kong.
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August 19, 2019 - 6:07 pm
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media...
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Jackson Hepner holds his discovery.
Courtesy of The Inn at Honey Run
August 14, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By Amanda Jackson, CNN (CNN) -- An Ohio boy playing around in a creek bed stumbled across an odd, ridged object jutting out of the mud. To his surprise, it turned out to be a woolly mammoth tooth. Jackson Hepner was visiting The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio, in July with his family when he...
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Skipper and Ping, a male king penguin couple, have adopted an egg at Zoo Berlin.
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August 14, 2019 - 9:38 am
By Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN) -- After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. Zoo Berlin officials announced that two of its male king penguins, Skipper and Ping, have eagerly adopted an egg. It'll be the...
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Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, top, next to a similar bone of an Emperor Penguin in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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August 14, 2019 - 9:13 am
By Nick Perry, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered...
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Viacom
Mark Lennihan/AP, file
August 13, 2019 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined...
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U.S. Census Bureau
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Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2019 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off its first major field operation , dispatching tens of thousands of employees on the ground to knock on doors. About 40,000 so-called "listers" will canvas neighborhoods across the country to verify addresses ahead of the massive...
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Energy-efficient windows
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The second year of Philadelphia's clean energy campaign has helped create more jobs and improve the learning environment at a few Philly schools, according to city officials. At Northeast High School, crews are installing energy-efficient windows and upgrading the...
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Suzanne Monaghan
August 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The internet is constantly changing, so for parents, it can seem like an overwhelming task to try to keep up with their child's online activity. But you don't need to know everything online, you just need to know what your kids do online, says Linsly Donnelly with...
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Jay Scott Smith
August 10, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This time of year, you and your pets have to be on the lookout for ticks, the blood-sucking bugs that can transmit Lyme disease. But New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith believes there's much more to be concerned about. Smith introduced a bill that recently passed in the U.S...
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John McDevitt
August 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you think we've had more severe thunderstorm warnings and tornadoes this year than last year, you would be right. Just ask Dover Cub Scout Michael Ratliff, who learned a thing or two about tornadoes at the Franklin Institute's "Changing Earth" exhibit, which...
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