Science and Technology

Chase bank rewards
Jenny Kane/AP
AP News
December 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. Read more here.
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Marc Goldstein, who refurbishes and donates computers to students through the nonprofit ComputerSmiles.
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Mike DeNardo
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Marc Goldstein’s computer hobby has led to a pretty thrifty nonprofit for students in need. Read more here.
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A man carries shopping bags across the street from a Macy's store in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Black Friday once again kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo
AP News
November 30, 2019 - 3:20 pm
This year's Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. Read more here.
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Frozen Puppy or Wolf
Courtesy of Love Dalen
November 27, 2019 - 11:40 am
The 18,000-year-old body of a near perfectly preserved puppy has left scientists puzzled. Extensive DNA tests have so far been unable to show whether the animal was a dog or a wolf. Read more here.
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Tacony inventor Frank Shuman's former home at 4600 Disston St., and his lab at the adjoining part of the property fronting 6913 Ditman St. have now made the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
Courtesy of Historical Society of Tacony
Mark Abrams
November 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
The home and lab of a Tacony man who gained recognition as a solar power pioneer at the start of the 20th century has been added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, because of the persistence of a college student who embraced a class assignment.
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A sign outside of the Twitter office building in San Francisco.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, file
AP News
November 06, 2019 - 8:06 pm
The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more here.
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International Space Station.
3DSculptor/Getty Images
AP News
November 05, 2019 - 5:34 pm
An election official in Pennsylvania didn't think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. Read more here.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the House Oversight subcommittee hearing on deportation of critically ill children at Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
AP News
November 04, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her. In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov Hikind had...
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November 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Following promises of more transparency, Facebook has a colorful logo that nods to how change is underway at the company and its subsidiaries. Read more here.
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Bathroom stall
November 04, 2019 - 1:27 pm
The next time you go to the bathroom, a couple startups are hoping you'll snap a photo before you flush. For scientific reasons, of course. No, really. Two companies are soliciting poop photos from anyone who wants to send them.
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