UPMC researcher Dr. Vijay Gorantla talks about the retina and the possibility of eye transplants during a meeting in an office in Scaife Hall in Oakland.

UPMC exploring future of eye transplants

Acknowledging the years of work still to come, University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.

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 Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard, left, and Andre Borschberg celebrate Friday after they landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Solar impulse 2 is attempting to be the first solar powered airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. The airplane took off from Nagoya, Japan, on its eighth leg and flew nonstop before landing on Oahu.

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

The wings were equipped with 17,000 solar cells that charged batteries. The plane ran on stored energy at night.

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 UPMC will partner with other institutions on additional research aimed at determining whether the results of bariatric surgery last even longer than three years, perhaps five or seven.

Bariatric surgery helps diabetics, research at UPMC concludes

The new study is important because it shows the positive effects lasting as long as three years, according to the lead author.

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 An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes Sunday after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station; cargo lost

It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.

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 Dennis Bateman, exhibit director at the Carnegie Science Museum, shows one of the displays from the "H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter" exhibit.

Carnegie Science Center goes with the flow with 'H2Oh!'

Water Weekends at the Carnegie Science Center are filled to overflowing with cool activities about H2Oh!

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Russian official calls for probe into Apollo moon landings, lost ‘‍artifacts’ from missions

A Russian investigative officials questions U.S. moon landings.

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New Nasa studies show how the world is running out of water

Two new U.S. studies say 21 of the world’s 37 largest underground aquifers are being drained.

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 Carnegie “has a stupendous reputation with an amazing history,” Eric Dorfman said.

New leader headed to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

After three years of interim leadership and financial struggles, Eric Dorfman has been named the permanent director of the museum.

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Comet lander Philae has finally awakened

The spacecraft that landed on a comet in November, then fell silent and out of power, has once again started sending signals back to Earth.

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 This artist impression  from  Dec. 2013  by ESA /ATG medialab ,  publicly provided by the European Space Agency,  ESA, shows Rosetta’s lander Philae (front view) on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet lander Philae has awakened from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the European Space Agency said Sunday June 14, 2015. The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down on the icy surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November. Shortly after its historic landing, Philae managed to conduct experiments and send data to Earth for about 60 hours before its batteries were depleted and it was forced into hibernation. (ESA/ATG medialab/ESA  via AP)

Spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up

Philae became the first spacecraft to settle on a comet when it touched down on icy 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.

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Nobel laureate leaves post after comments on female scientists

A University College London honorary professor in biochemistry who was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has resigned.

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 John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, stands in front of the company's Griffin Lander at their headquarters in the Strip District.

Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic signs Mexican Space Agency for trip to the moon

Signing Mexico up as a customer moves Astrobotic one step closer to having enough paying customers to win the Google Lunar XPrize.

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 Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot uses a hand-held power tool during the cutting task Saturday in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge in Pomona, Calif.

CMU robot places third in national competition

The CHIMP robot received $500,000 for the third-place finish in the competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Captive-born baby beluga whale dies at Georgia aquarium

A one-month-old beluga whale calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died Friday

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