Public trusts science but doesn't always agree with scientists, Pew study shows

A new survey shows scientists and the public are divided over climate change, using animals in research and genetically modified foods

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 Bella Carotto, 9, helps her mother, Loren Carroto, create a flower arrangement at the family business, Monessen Florist.  Bella has pediatric kidney stones.

Doctors treating more children with kidney stones

Last year, Children’s Hospital saw 100 patients who had kidney stones, said Michael Moritz, clinical director of pediatric nephrology.

2 days ago

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

CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon

“We’re super excited about that,” Astrobotic CEO John Thornton said. “We were confident going into it. I expected that outcome.”

2 days ago

 From left, Maci Lee, 11, sits with her father, Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee; mother, Kristen; and brother, Jaxon. Maci nearly died and her growth was stunted because of steroids for allergies and asthma.

Study indicates use of nasal steroids can stunt growth in children

The study led by an Allegheny Health Network researcher is to be published in the journal Pediatrics.

3 days ago

 Paulo Fontes and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC and Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, have developed machine-perfusion technology that preserves donor livers by pumping them with a form of cold artificial blood known as a “cell-free oxygen-carrier solution.”

Pitt-UPMC team develops way to keep donated livers viable longer

A University of Pittsburgh device perfuses donor livers with cooled oxygen-rich fluid to improve transplant outcomes and save more organs.

1 week ago

 The five-story Westinghouse atom smasher that had sat on the edge of Forest Hills since 1937 was found knocked off its brick base and lying on its side Tuesday.

Atom smasher in Forest Hills torn down; restoration promised

The atom smasher was the nation’s first Van de Graaf nuclear generator.

1 week ago

 Project scientist Matt Travers, center, 32, and Simon Kalouche, 23, a graduate school student of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, operate different robots while Howie Choset, left, Biorobotics lab director looks on on Wednesday.

CMU innovation means robots can be quickly customized

Although not particularly monstrous or snakelike, CMU’s new Snake Monster robot is an innovative step forward in modular robotics.

1 week ago

Crew evacuates U.S. section of space station after leak; all safe

All six crew -- three Russians, two Americans and an Italian -- were safe in the Russian section of the orbiting station.

2 weeks ago

 Space X's Falcon 9 rocket launches Saturday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The cargo vessel, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies to the astronauts living in orbit, was expected to arrive at the International Space Station at 6:12 a.m. Monday, NASA said.

SpaceX launches for NASA; no luck with rocket landing

The booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge.

2 weeks ago

 A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft stands ready for launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The mission will deliver equipment, food and other supplies to the International Space Station.

SpaceX calls off launch to space station at last minute

The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise to the International Space Station.

3 weeks ago

 “You’ll never hear us say, ‘Sit in a dark room and get better,’ ” said Dr. Micky Collins, clinical and executive director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Concussion study finds shorter rest period just as effective for adolescents

The American Academy of Pediatrics study shows that extended rest after a childhood concussion may not be the optimal treatment strategy.

3 weeks ago

 Ray J. Dalzell, 8, of McDonald, and Theo Wolfe, 8, of Waterloo, Ontario, get messy in a kiddie pool full of corn starch and water Thursday during MessFest at the Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center.

What a mess: Carnegie Science Center fair becomes a sloppy success

MessFest activities ranged from ooblek, a gooey substance, to finger painting and a pudding “pi”-eating contest.

3 weeks ago

Program to highlight Norwin High students' STEM abilities

STEM Premier will allow students to create profiles on a network that allows colleges and potential employers to view their achievements.

4 weeks ago


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