It’s the first time planets have been found around this star type — and it opens up new territory in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Responsibility lies in two far-flung regions of the brain: the cortexes responsible for rapid visual categorizations and recognizing faces.
Grauer’s gorilla populations have plummeted 77 percent over the last 20 years, with fewer than 3,800 of the animals remaining.
Peru and Colombia have banned live animals in circuses.
Matthew Lamanna, Carnegie Museum paleontologist, is on the team announcing the rare skull discovery with new insights about titanosaurs.
The trans-Pacific legs were the riskiest part of the plane’s travels because of the lack of emergency landing sites.
The findings confirm another study that suggests a large star in our galactic neighborhood went supernova about 2.3 million years ago.
White House symposium acknowledges organizations taking fresh approaches to early STEM learning and professional development.
The end result from eating asparagus has puzzled scientists and those who eat the spring vegetable from the time of the pharaohs.
Hatched at 6 pounds, they weighed 70 in just a few weeks.
A new special exhibitions gallery and learning labs are part of a $34.5 million capital campaign — the first major upgrade in 25 years.
The solar system’s elusive innermost planet is making its best appearance of the year in the evening sky.
Newly identified organisms are all single-celled bacteria and archaea, so the branch that contains humans is shrinking in comparison.
Cheers and applause filled the Capitol rotunda as Pennsylvania joined 23 other states with comprehensive public medical marijuana programs.
These nanocraft would have to travel roughly a thousand times faster than current spacecraft. That’s a big job for some tiny tech.
It’s the first account of limb reanimation in profound paralysis. The method reinterprets electrical signals issued by a patient’s brain.
Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, representing 20% of thyroid cancers, can be removed without more treatment.
The spacecraft slipped into emergency mode last week nearly 75 million miles from Earth. Ground controllers managed to stabilize the probe.
Peter Jannetta, 84, known for groundbreaking research and techniques, was “godfather of almost every neurosurgeon in the world.”
The technology could change the way astronauts live in space: NASA envisions inflatable habitats in a couple decades at Mars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a hearing Friday on the technology.
It’s a technology demo meant to pave the way for moon bases and Mars expeditions.
That could have key implications for the habitability of exoplanets themselves, their study suggests.
Awards given to students who plan to pursue careers in fields of engineering, math and natural sciences.
There are more of coyotes in cities and rural areas in Western Pennsylvania than you think, but most people don’t know they’re there.
A Purdue University team made it possible for scientists to determine the unique properties that make Zika so dangerous.
On Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey published for the first time an earthquake hazard map covering both natural and “induced” quakes.
NASA and the NSIDC said that Thursday, Arctic sea ice “likely” hit its maximum extent for the year of 2016.
Experts were divided on the new study. Some praised the work, while others said it was too limited to draw such a specific conclusion.
Although happy that the impasse is over, officials say the state still needs a new basic education funding formula.
The collapse of an old star into a dense neutron star sends out a shock wave of energy, which was predicted to result in a bright flash.
Annual climate report follows a record-hot 2015.
Scientific studies being sent to the International Space Station also include an upgraded 3-D printer.
Amphibians are like the canary in the coal mine because they are the first animals to react to warmer temperatures.
A study with paleontologist Victoria McCoy as lead author identifies the odd-looking Tully monster as a vertebrate similar to a lamprey.
AlphaGo’s 4-1 victory came about in what was billed as the match of the century.
Model uses government projections for rising seas plus estimates of population growth.
Little is known about the habits of eagles as they start to populate urban areas, especially in Hays and Harmar in the Pittsburgh area.
Matt Lamanna, Carnegie Museum of Natural History paleontologist, will do a live Q&A via Skype from Antarctica today.
Using data from the final orbits of NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, researchers say they’ve confirmed that carbon is to blame.
Delaware tribes believed when two all-white deer are seen together, it’s a sign their ancestral “Peoples of the Dawnland” have returned.
Hubble Space Telescope shows star formation when the universe was only 400 million years old.
Ovarian cancer accounts for only 3 percent of cancer diagnoses in women but is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related death.
Scientists will study astronaut Scott Kelly for the health effects of extended space travel.
“I’d like to think this is another of many steppingstones to landing on Mars sometime in our future,” said astronaut Scott Kelly.
With success in studies to date, StemCells Inc. has a stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injuires that UPMC now is testing in patients.
The freezing and expansion of this ocean could be to blame for cracks on the moon’s surface.
While the number of participants was too low to make a full assessment of the risks, research shows previous unproven claims now ”credible.
Super-Earths are planets larger than our own but not as large as the towering gas giants.
Meanwhile, the eagles in Harmar are active but have yet to produce an egg.