My Generation

Let's Talk About: Up, periscope!

A periscope lets you see over things that you may not be tall enough to see over, such as fences, walls or even other people.

1 day ago

Let's Talk About the Past: Steamboat Arabia

Pittsburgh boasted the first steamer on the Western rivers in 1811 and by the 1850s built more steamboats than any region in the country.

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Tales are full of word-play

"Ava and Pip" and "Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons" are two books that explore relationships and language language.

3 days ago

Stargazing: Lyrid meteor shower

The Lyrids, the first major meteor shower of the year, will peak in the predawn hours overnight and Tuesday morning.

4 days ago

Let's Talk About: The Blue Scorpion of Mars

The crust of Mars is home to Syrtis Major, or as Italian astronomer Angelo Secchi nicknamed it in 1858, The Blue Scorpion.

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Learn From the Past: Sister Bridges

Pittsburgh lays claim to being home to the only trio of identical bridges in the world.

1 week ago

 Bluebird eggs.

Let's Talk About Birds: Birds' eggs

There are reasons birds eggs come in a variety of colors and sizes.

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Stargazing: Lunar eclipse

Set your alarm for 2 a.m. so you can go outside and witness one of nature's grand spectacles: a total lunar eclipse.

1 week ago

Let's Learn About: Total lunar eclipse

If the weather cooperates early Tuesday morning, you can witness one of nature's majestic displays.

2 weeks ago

Let's Talk About the Past: Honus Wagner

Recognized as one of the greatest players in baseball history, "The Flying Dutchman" set the standard for Major League shortstops.

2 weeks ago

Family, admirers celebrate Shakespeare at 450

World over will honor The Bard, regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language, who was born 450 years ago on April 23.

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Stargazing: Mars dazzles

The Red Planet will be its biggest and brightest in two years when it arrives at opposition to the sun on Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

Let's Talk About: Unseen mysteries revealed

Science and technology show that our universe is full of phenomena our human eyes cannot see.

3 weeks ago

Let's Learn From the Past: 'Unconquered: History Meets Hollywood at Fort Pitt'

In 1947, famed director Cecil B. DeMille brought to the silver screen the 1763 battle at Fort Pitt between the British and the Indians.

3 weeks ago

 Two bald eagles stand watch over the egg laid in their nest in Hays.

Let's Talk About Birds: Bald eagles

Our national symbol has quickly become a proud symbol (and minor obsession) for the City of Pittsburgh, too.

3 weeks ago

 Students making robots in a class at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside.

The art of making stuff

"Maker Madness" summer camp focuses on spurring kids' creativity in designing everything from basic circuits to video game apps.

3 weeks ago

Something new about haiku

Jon J. Muth wants to free would-be haiku writers from the limitations of five-seven-five.

3 weeks ago

Let's Learn About: Echinoderms

Echinoderms is a unique animal group that includes such salt-water creatures as sea stars, sand dollars, sea cucumbers and urchins.

4 weeks ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski's World Series home run and record-breaking accomplishments have made him one of the greatest players in Pirates history.

4 weeks ago

Teens need to be ready for emergencies

While you should be prepared for the threat of the unknown, stay optimistic and don't change your lifestyle.

1 month ago


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