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Calif. for first time will fine water-wasters

Regulators OK statewide emergency measure after call for voluntary reductions amid drought.

6 days ago


Nickel allergy has some itching to use their iPads

Nickel used in a San Diego boy‘‍s iPad caused a serious allergic rash, according to a report published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

1 week ago


Weather will be a bit cooler next week, but nowhere near icy

Those breathless reports about the return of the polar vortex? A lot of hot air.

1 week ago


Science, tech, engineering and math degree gets you a job, but not in your field

Census finds those with a bachelor‘‍s degree in so-called STEM fields are more likely to get work, but not in those occupations.

1 week ago


Feds mark 685 miles of Atlantic and Gulf beaches as critical for loggerhead sea turtles

Designation requires extra scrutiny for any federal activities related to drilling or fisheries.

1 week ago


Researcher raising project money from public

Crowdfunding is filling gaps for scientists who face declining grants from government, industry or foundations.

1 week ago


 Hot-flash pajamas made from wicking material are ideal for women thrown into early menopause.

Study: Weight loss can help with hot flashes

A University of Pittsburgh study has shown the benefit of weight loss in controlling menopause symptoms of hot flashes.

2 weeks ago


 From left, Sebastian Wilburn,  5,  Matteo Wilburn,  8,  Oona  Shaw, 9,  and Imogen Shaw, 6, play FitWits.

New company Fitwits uses fun to fight childhood obesity

Fitwits is the latest for-profit corporation to emerge from Carnegie Mellon University.

2 weeks ago


Volatile racing car fuel could soon power ships

As well as being considered a green fuel, methanol is potentially cheaper and more plentiful than diesel or LNG.

2 weeks ago


Is urban sprawl in Texas swatting out bumblebees?

Bumblebees pollinate foods that honeybees cannot -- like tomatoes, chili peppers, squash, melons and blueberries.

2 weeks ago


Two planets thought to have potential for life may not exist.

The study by astronomers at Penn State and the University of Texas adds fuel to an intense debate that has raged for the last 10 years.

2 weeks ago


Journal Nature retracts 2 STAP stem cell studies

Nature editors cited “several critical errors” as they apologized for the publication.

2 weeks ago


 Lake Erie on Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio.  The water level for the entire lake has risen nine inches over last year.

Creeping up on unsuspecting shores: The Great Lakes

Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago, and Ontario and Erie are 7 to 9 inches higher.

3 weeks ago


Scientists come up with passcodes you can't forget

Researchers at Britain's University of York and the University of Glasgow have created a new password system.

3 weeks ago


 Richa Buddineni, left, 30, of Squirrel Hill, and her 3-year-old daughter Arija, and Katharine Bulova, 42, of Point Breeze, and her 4-year-old daughter Vivienne, react to a story read by librarian Kristen Keller (not pictured) at the Carnegie Library Squirrel Hill branch on Tuesday.

Pediatric group promotes reading aloud to children

Pittsburgh doctors support new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that parents read aloud to their children.

3 weeks ago


Study: Stress from interpersonal conflict may spur high blood pressure

Carnegie Mellon University researchers find that negative social interactions increase the risk of hypertension.

4 weeks ago



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