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A mother breastfeeding

The May 21st edition of Time Magazine is heating up debate about extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting. Greenfield mother of two and attachment parenting proponent Miranda Hallquist …more

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Mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia

The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) has been walking from Philadelphia to PNC headquarters in Pittsburgh since April 30th to protest the bank’s financing of mountaintop removal coal mining, a…more

Discoveries
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A research team at the University of Pittsburgh has discovered a possible treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), just four years after determing the cause of the rare skin cancer.The husband-and-wife…more

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The Allegheny County Health Department is reminding the public to get vaccinated for pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Department spokesman Dave Zazac noted there have been 46 confirmed or probable…more

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Map of Pittsburgh "livehoods"

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University used a popular social network called Foursquare to get a better understanding of the city. Foursquare allows users to “check in” at a location, and it…more

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Frick Building

Decision 2012: Election Math is the name of a new computer program from Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Learning, Inc. and NBC Learn that combines NBC videos from presidential campaigns and election cycles,…more

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Wheelchairs break 40% more often than they used to, according to a new study by researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The incidence of breakdowns in previous years was…more

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A pheasant embryo has been blown up to human scale

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Don’t mess with Mother Nature.” But all around us, scientists, corporations, and even farmers are doing just that: breeding corn to resist pests…more

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Runners in the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon

Essential Public Radio Morning Edition host, Josh Raulerson, has been training for the Pittsburgh Marathon. We joined him for a run through Schenley Park and talked about how he’s been training for…more

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Advocates are warning that some policy changes by the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) are endangering the agencies that provide services to people with disabilities in their homes and communities…more