The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life.
Named Morphy, the corpse flower began opening Friday afternoon at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H..
The passages offer the first physical evidence that the version of the Hebrew Bible used today goes back 2,000 years.
Three separate research teams conclude that all non-Africans today trace their ancestry to a single population that left the continent.
Daylighting Negley Run and raising Washington Boulevard could solve chronic flooding along Washington Boulevard.
Employees from Westinghouse Electric visit the namesake high school to encourage students to pursue science and math careers.
Researches say the device could someday be used by museums to scan the contents of old books too fragile to handle.
The experiment studies Scott Kelly, who circled the globe about 16 times a day in the space station, and is his identical twin, Mark Kelly.
The near-miss came just days before NASA plans to launch an $800 million probe that will land on a much larger asteroid.
Researchers said knowing the precise location of Philae is not just good for comet science, it’s also an emotional relief.
The data suggest that this kind of geologic activity might be more common in the solar system than previously assumed.
Just 3,800 Grauer’s gorilla remain, a sharp decline in numbers for the world’s largest gorilla.
There were no injuries, but the rocket and the satellite onboard were destroyed, SpaceX said in a statement.
If confirmed, this would push the established fossil record more than 200 million years deeper into the Earth’s early history.
The gift, which would go toward the North Shore facility’s expansion and education campaign, represents its largest corporate donation.
For the past year, the group in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain could go outside only while wearing spacesuits.
Researchers found that dogs processed words with the left hemisphere and used the right hemisphere to process pitch — just like people.
Pitt and Carnegie Mellon are collaborating with the White House on an October “Frontiers Conference” exploring innovation.
Defense attorneys, whose client faces a conviction, want to analyze how a program’s findings placed their client at the scene of a homicide.
Juno made its closest approach over Jupiter at a distance of 2,600 miles above the plane’s swirling clouds, a NASA news release said.
While DNA analysis for an individual sample is considered to be the gold standard of forensic science, mixed samples are trickier.
Nine years after the $206,000 grant-funded purchase, the program is still not in use by the county.
James Adovasio, who unearthed North America’s oldest human artifacts in the 1970s, reacted emotionally to a surprise reunion on Saturday.
A tiny, unseen force could potentially alter our basic understanding of the universe — if it really exists.
She tweeted last week: “12.3M Americans could lose their homes due to a sea level rise of 9ft by 2050.”
When tested in mice, PZM21 offered pain relief that’s “substantially longer” than morphine or other experimental drugs, they wrote.
The findings offer an unprecedented profile of one possible migration route while deepening the mystery around how some made it south.
The free event for young people interested in the arts or sciences will be Aug. 20 at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District.
Free admission attracted nearly 4,000 people to the center -— double the typical attendance for a Sunday.
Upper St. Clair STEAM camp has kids exploring science in fun ways.
The scientists believe the fossils are convincing evidence this overlap resulted in one of the earliest mass extinctions.
The discoveries are leading some scientists to reevaluate the role of tumors in the history of early human ancestors.
Pennsylvania health officials expect no increases in overall Zika testing volumes or in confirmed cases as a result of the change.
Board member Moira Kaleida and 7-year-old Laith Dougherty of Squirrel Hill are doing well following last month’s transplant surgery.
Calculations indicate that there is a 99 percent probability that 2016 will be hotter than 2015, the current record holder.
Diabetes’ complex biology leads to confusion about what type Prime Minister Theresa May has, but it shouldn’t block her success.
Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist at Penn State University, will lead the online conversation this afternoon.
The spacecraft had already served its original purpose beautifully during last year’s historic flyby of the Pluto system.
In the rocket’s first mission, planned for 2018, it will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft on a three-week journey.
Its trip involved a push through the inner solar system, a slingshot around the sun, a flyby of Earth and a capture by Jupiter’s gravity.
The findings demonstrate a powerful method of carbon storage that could reduce some of the human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
Only the lightest elements — helium, lithium and hydrogen — are believed to have existed in the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang.
It’s known as “le Grand K,” and it’s afforded the security and scrutiny befitting such a fancy title.
The current diversity of feathers, fur and scales is part of what made their origins so mystifying to scientists.
The Energy Grid Research and Infrastructure Development Institute will promote off-campus efforts to modernize the power grid.
The findings may offer some insight into the development of gas giants such as “hot Jupiters” and the evolution of their planetary systems.
Philadelphia-area vaccine maker Inovio and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Sciences on Monday said they received approval from U.S. regulators.
Their new paper suggests that Greenland has already contributed enough water to the ocean to begin to freshen seas.
Because of the way the space rock wobbles in orbit, 2016 HO3 actually circles the Earth in addition to circling the sun.
The MOVE UP program uses a combination of calorie counts and physical activity to help overweight seniors reach weight reduction goals.