Let's Talk About: Space sugar

Outer space is a rather impressive domain if you have a sweet tooth.

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 CMU master's student Thomas Healy has started Headstart Labs, a company trying to revolutionize the study of impact on football helmets.

CMU punter, engineering student researches helmet safety

Thomas Healy has formed a company to develop a helmet to reduce head injuries.

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Stargazing: Eye-catching celestial trio

After today's new moon, our closest neighbor in space will move east, away from the sun, and pass between Mars and Saturn.

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Scientists seek to parse animal language from noise

The animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds may have meaning, no other creatures have a true language except for us. Or do they?

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 This December 2006 image provided by NASA shows European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang working outside the International Space Station. A new study published in the journal Science found that astronauts traveling to Mars and back would be exposed to a high dose of radiation. NASA wants to send a crew to orbit the red planet by the mid-2030s.

In space, astronauts' immune systems get totally confused

Can an astronaut survive a long-term spaceflight? With NASA looking ahead to missions on Mars and beyond, it’s an important question.

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New research: Neaderthals ceased in Europe 40,000 years ago

British radiocarbon analysis finds Neaderthals died out sooner than scientists have previously suggested.

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 Amy L. Hartman, a doctor of virology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, wears the gear worn during work.

Ebola poses less of a risk than more contagious infections, Pittsburgh experts say

Chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and MERS among other viral infections that are here or could arrive on the next boat or plane.

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 FILE - In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. In truth, Facebook Messenger isn’t any more invasive than Facebook’s main app _or other similar applications. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

The messenger isn’t any more invasive that Facebook’s primary app.

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SeaWorld is doubling size of orca whale pool

The San Diego attraction has been battered by controvery over its treatment of killer whales.

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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Research led by an Austrian climatologist said that since 1991, about 69 percent of rapidly increasing melt is man-made.

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 David Shiffman works to control a lemon shark in the Florida Everglades prior to tagging and measuring. Because of his savvy knowledge of sharks, the biologist and Mt. Lebanon High grad has gained a large following on Twitter.

Mt. Lebanon native jaws at Discovery’s Shark Week

Shark Week is ready to chomp down on the nation’s TV screens again this week. And that means David Shiffman is sharpening his harpoon.

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Brain science and video gaming converge in neurogaming

The neuroscience industry is hoping that games could be a catalyst that turns brain-wave-reading gadgets into mainstream consumer products.

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Rosetta spacecraft set for unprecedented close study of a comet

After a 10-year flight, Rosetta will slow to walking pace for close examination.

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Researchers see link between pollution and fish sex changes

Many fish captured at 16 sites in the Delaware, Ohio and Susquehanna rivers have crossed over into a category called intersex.

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Study finds we’re still not eating enough produce

Analysis of 16 studies finds produce eaters reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, but no appreciable association with reduced

4 weeks ago


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