Rowan Elementary School second-graders to learn about robotics

The Seneca Valley School District has contracted with GreenE Academy to offer its Lego WeDo and EV3 courses.

Scientists sequence first ancient human genome from Africa

Skeleton found in Ethiopian cave in 2011.

 Aziz Sancar is a professor at the University of North Carolina.

Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage

Their work has already inspired new cancer treatments.

 Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, left explains why the laureates were awarded during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, today. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

3 scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the $960,000 award.



State System board allows pricing experiments at four more universities

Gov. Tom Wolf objects to the additional pilot programs, saying Pennsylvania students could be priced out of the higher education market.

New head of gaming board is former U.S. attorney

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday appointed former U.S. Attorney David Barasch as chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.



TRAFFIC: Route 51 restrictions planned this weekend

Also the Parkway West will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and I-79 from 9 tonight to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.



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Police: 18-year-old assaults officers, pretends to be Pittsburgh Perry student

Police said that when a school officer saw Corial Littlejohn Thursday morning, she told him she was a student going to class.

Peters teachers union sets strike date if no contract reached

The union represents 285 teachers, along with counselors, nurses, librarians and speech therapists.


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