Science & Technology

Elizabeth Warren Billboard in San Francisco
Doug Sovern
Doug Sovern
May 31, 2019 - 11:39 am
Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a billboard in San Francisco that takes aim at tech companies ahead of this weekend's state Democratic Party convention in the Moscone Center.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens to a question during an address at the Commonwealth Club Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in San Francisco. Speaker Pelosi spoke in her hometown about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's remarks today, President Trump, the new Congress and the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 29, 2019 - 6:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook on Wednesday for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words. The altered video had been slowed down , giving the false appearance that Pelosi was drunk, ill or...
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 A dead Gray Whale sits on the beach at Limantour Beach on May 23, 2019 in Point Reyes Station, California. A thirteenth Gray Whale washed up dead on a San Francisco Bay Area beach as scientists try to figure what is killing the whales
Justin Sullivan, Getty
Tiana Timmerberg
May 28, 2019 - 11:24 am
An estimated 46% of plastic polluting the ocean comes from fishing nets that often entrap whales and dolphins. Here's how drones are helping save them.
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FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook said in a Thursday, May 23, 2019 report, it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from the service in the October-March period, although it doesn’t say how many it also missed. The report comes as Facebook grapples with challenges ranging from fake news to its role in elections interference, hate speech and incitement to violence in the U.S., Myanmar, India and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 23, 2019 - 1:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social network. In a new report, Facebook said...
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This image at the Medical Wearables Conference in San Jose illustrates how a heater would be worn inside of a jacket
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Matt Bigler
May 15, 2019 - 10:09 pm
How would you like to have a shirt that measures your heart rate, or a shoe that keeps track of your steps?
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
AP Photo/Francois Mori
May 15, 2019 - 6:57 am
By SYLVIE CORBET and MASHA MACPHERSON Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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Facial Recognition Software
Facial Recognition Software (Photo credit: Carline Jean/ Sun Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA)
Carrie Hodousek
May 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
San Francisco city leaders have voted to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
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moon
Getty Images
May 14, 2019 - 8:28 am
Moonquake! A study has revealed that the moon has been slowly shrinking over time and, as a result, been causing quakes to occur on the its surface. NASA has taken to Twitter to reveal the reality of moonquakes. "You've heard of earthquakes. But what about moonquakes? Like a wrinkled grape drying...
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