My Generation


Let’s Learn from the Past: Billy Strayhorn

One of the most influential Pittsburgh-based jazz musicians was pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn.

1 day ago


Let’s Talk About Science: The latest change in Earth, ice and gravity

Last month the European Space Agency announced it had compiled data revealing a gravity dip in West Antarctica due to disappearing ice.

1 day ago


Let's Talk About Birds: Migrating birds

This time of year you can see many birds under the influence of zugunrhue, the restless behavior associated with migration.

2 days ago


Stargazing: Mars is also known as the 'death star'

The blood red "death star" Mars will be shining just above the spout of Sagittarius' teapot about 7:30 p.m. Halloween night.

4 days ago


Let's Learn From the Past: Charles 'Teenie' Harris

Regarded as one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century, Charles “Teenie” Harris captured all facets of African-American life.

1 week ago


Let's Talk About: Apples

October is National Apple Month — celebrate by making you own apple jam.

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 A jewelweed seed pod is pictured at left with one that has released its seeds, right. They were found on a recent Schenley Park hike.

Let's Talk About Parks: Jewelweed earns its pop star status

Pittsburgh’s parks are full of interesting and odd-looking plants, but one stands out for its beauty, usefulness and lively behavior.

3 days ago


Stargazing: Partial solar eclipse

On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse will occur over most of North America.

1 week ago


Let’s Learn From the Past: Fort Fayette

Pittsburghers may be familiar with Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, but a lesser-known fort served as the launch point for a famous journey.

2 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: The moon takes a bite out of the sun

On Oct. 23, just as you are about to sit down for dinner, a partial solar eclipse will be visible over most of North America.

2 weeks ago


 Barn owl.

Let's Talk About Birds: Barn owl

The barn owl has earned many spooky nicknames because of its pallid color, monkey-shaped face and eerie noises.

2 weeks ago


Let's talk about art: Sean Derry

Alaska-born artist Sean Derry finds a lot in common between his adopted home of Pittsburgh and his birthplace.

2 weeks ago


Stargazing: Waning crescent passes Jupiter and Regulus

Now that Venus has disappeared in the glare of the sun until December, Jupiter is our lone "morning star" and dominates the eastern sky.

2 weeks ago


Let's Learn From the Past: The Steel Curtain

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s created an unforgettable championship dynasty, anchored by the best defensive line in NFL history.

3 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: Bats

The image of a blood-sucking bat is a likeness that has haunted children of all ages over the years.

3 weeks ago


 Raiden Persetic from Propel McKeesport records characteristics of a white oak leaf found on a recent hike in Frick Park.

Let's talk about parks: Identifying fall leaves

Pittsburgh parks provide a wide array of changing colored leaves for the fall season.

3 weeks ago


Careers: Catching ferrets (on film)

Alison Parker loves films and ferrets. Lucky for her, she combines both in her career as a filmmaker in Canada.

3 weeks ago


Stargazing: Wednesday's total lunar eclipse

Set your alarm two hours before sunrise Wednesday morning -- the second total lunar eclipse of the year will be visible in the morning sky.

3 weeks ago


Let’s Learn From the Past: 1939 World’s Fair

Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Electric created quite the buzz at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

4 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: Oct. 8 Total Lunar Eclipse

This month, sky watchers can witness a partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 and Wednesday morning’s total lunar eclipse.

4 weeks ago


 A golden eagle.

Let's Talk About Birds: Golden eagle migration

Allegheny Front hawk watch is a popular site for witnessing the migration and majestic flights of a variety of raptors.

1 month ago



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