Science


 A total eclipse of the moon in 2011. The moon can look red during the eclipse because sunlight is bent by the Earth's atmosphere before striking the moon and reflecting back into our eyes.

Clouds, rain expected to blot out total eclipse of the moon over Pittsburgh region

The eclipse, the first fully visible over the region since 2010, begins with the partial phase at 1:58 a.m. Totality is from 3:07 to 4:25.

2 days ago


Hundreds donate for ALS research

An ALS group begun by the Alexander family of O'Hara brought in more than $145,000 in a WTAE telethon last week.

2 weeks ago


Stargazing: Follow the Big Dipper to Leo

Leo, the dominant constellation of spring, has now taken center stage almost directly overhead in the southern sky.

2 weeks ago


CDC: 1 in 25 patients infected in hospital care

The CDC's 2011 survey of 183 hospitals showed that an estimated 648,000 patients nationwide suffered 721,000 infections.

2 weeks ago


Pitt to study depression, heart failure connection

Pitt received $7.3 million to study if successful treatment of depression for those with heart failure can extend their lives.

2 weeks ago


25 drug firms agree to phase out antibiotics that help animals grow

The move, announced by the Food and Drug Administration, is part of effort to deal with the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases in humans.

2 weeks ago


Liquid in e-cigarettes blamed for poisonings

Tiny amounts, whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal.

3 weeks ago


Children prefer mental health care at office of pediatrician

The results suggest that families view the pediatrician as a convenient, trusted and discreet source of treatment.

3 weeks ago


Stargazing: Stunning morning duo

Before the cycle comes to a close, a thin waning crescent moon will join Venus for a stunning conjunction in the morning sky.

3 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: Send your name to an asteroid

NASA is inviting people to submit their names to be etched into a microchip aboard an asteroid-bound spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx.

3 weeks ago


 The skeleton of Anzu wyliei, an 11-foot-long dinosaur that resembles a huge chicken. Local paleontologist Matt Lamanna is the lead author on a study of the species published Wednesday.

Carnegie Museum unveils dinosaur nicknamed 'chicken from hell'

Museum employees looked at the 11-foot-long animal with its beak, long neck, crested head and slanted posture and gave it the perfect name.

3 weeks ago


Stargazing: The first day of spring

On Thursday at 12:57 p.m., the sun will climb back across the celestial equator into the northern sky, marking the vernal equinox.

1 month ago



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