Planet found orbiting our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, and is located in the Goldilocks Zone.
A tiny, unseen force could potentially alter our basic understanding of the universe — if it really exists.
A team of researchers reported that our hands share a deep evolutionary connection not only to bat wings or horse hooves, but also to fish
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.
Researchers found declining sperm quality and other effects that they believe could be related to environmental causes.
Free admission attracted nearly 4,000 people to the center -— double the typical attendance for a Sunday.
The Greenland shark, whose lifetime is measured in centuries, has a life expectancy greater than any other vertebrate animal.
But the Drug Enforcement Administration fully rebuffed growing support across the country for broad legalization.
Upper St. Clair STEAM camp has kids exploring science in fun ways.
Moon Express will try to land a washing machine-sized vehicle on the moon that would take hops across the surface using engine firings.
The scientists believe the fossils are convincing evidence this overlap resulted in one of the earliest mass extinctions.
It was seen as “a jumping-off point” for further work to reveal depression’s biological underpinnings, which could aid developing new drugs.
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.
Australian archaeologist Damian Evans said this mapping proves that human beings have terraformed the earth for thousands of years.
In addition, a whopping 83 percent of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies.
After the official announcement of four new elements, filling up the periodic table’s seventh row, their proposed names have been unveiled.
The 2016 race downward in Arctic sea ice continued in May with a dramatic new record.
He led to influential advances in education and the development of the field of cognitive psychology.
“… the high manufacturing quality of [Tut’s] dagger blade is evidence of early successful iron smithing in the 14th C. BCE,” analysts said.
The fuzz that covers bees’ bodies allows the tiny critters to home in on their favorite plants to pollinate.
U.S. scientists have been on the lookout for MCR-1 since it was reported last year that it had been found in pigs and chickens in China.
The program is aimed at understanding the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on active-duty military members and veterans.
On Friday, Saturn and the sun will be on opposite sides of the sky. Throughout this “opposition,” the ring world will be visible all night.
Scientists examined swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole.
Woman’s particular strain of E. coli has shown a resistance to colistin, a drug used for difficult-to-treat infections.
Jeremy Berg, a chemistry professor, will serve a 5-year term as head of editorial content with the 136-year old science journal.
“You can have these very subtle changes in DNA that create dramatic effects,” said Douglas Cavener of Penn State University.
A study is pointing to geologic evidence of two tsunamis — each 3.4 billion years ago, just as life was first beginning to emerge on Earth.
Detections of comets outside the solar system could one day help researchers determine what systems are suited for life.