University of Pittsburgh

Brookings thinks Pittsburgh can become a 'global innovation city'

A new report from the <b>Brookings Institution</b> suggests Pittsburgh could recreate its heyday of steel, where it was an industry leader, around its …

Innovation

University of Pittsburgh students demand gender-neutral bathrooms, disarming of campus police

Who exactly is making these demands?<p>University of Pittsburgh students from the Fossil-Free Pitt Coalition and United Students Against Sweatshops banded together last Thursday for a “Rally for Transparency,” which involved a protest with a list of 15 demands for university Chancellor Patrick …

Conservative View

Cops: Bystander follows suspects' vehicle after 3 shot

Pittsburgh police say a bystander followed a vehicle with three men suspected of shooting a 4-year-old girl in the head and wounding two adults.<p>That …

Policing

Chinese parents splash out on US properties to pay for children’s college education

With almost 40,000 Chinese students studying in the US, their parents are investing in US property markets in the hope that the returns would cover …

Real Estate

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don’t take hormones, a new study suggests.<p>Many women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms …

Health

48 Minutes of Exercise (Per Week!) Has Surprising Benefits

Source: Ditty_about_summer/ShutterstockEverybody knows that you should "eat healthier, sit less, and exercise more" to maintain well-being across …

Wellness

Broncos bolster D-line with promotion of Jarrett

DENVER — The Denver Broncos beefed up their depleted defensive line before kickoff Monday by signing rookie nose tackle Tyrique "Pot Roast Jr." …

Denver Broncos

8 cities fit for Amazon's second headquarters

When Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America last week, cities were quick to express interest in hosting its new facilities.<p>Mayors from Toronto to Tulsa, Oklahoma rushed out responses, calling their cities prime candidates.<p>"This is a transformational opportunity unlike …

Cities

Unemployed and Still Bitter Mark May Picks Oklahoma Over Ohio State

Everyone's least-favorite Buckeye hater is back to his old ways again, as the without-a-job former ESPN college football analyst has once again …

College Football

Tick saliva may be a secret ingredient to help HIV patients

The blacklegged tick — the one that carries Lyme disease — may have some value: its spit.<p>The insect’s saliva — which helps it feed on hosts by blocking blood coagulation — is now part of experiments examining ways to reduce heart disease in people living with HIV. Their risk of heart attack and …

Medicine

Majorana Particles Grab the Limelight and Remain Center Stage

Last week, the long-anticipated confirmation that the Majorana quasiparticle actually exists finally came to pass. With that confirmation also came a …

Quantum Mechanics

Headed to Penn State this weekend? Expect construction on 322

Fans traveling to Penn State this weekend for the University of Pittsburgh football game could encounter construction along Route 322 in Centre …

Tulu Cinema

Editorial in 'Nature' sets off debate over building names and statues that honor racist scientists

Historians like to say that everything has a history. Yet the natural sciences remain somewhat removed from academic debates over what to do with …

History

Pittsburgh’s bounce-back

For a moment during his show near Carnegie Mellon University, comedian Trevor Noah got serious. "Pittsburgh," he said. "This place looks like a movie …

Buffalo

Most moisturizers labeled as hypoallergenic actually aren't

Even if you’ve chosen a hypoallergenic moisturizer, there’s a good chance you could get a rash after slathering on the product if you have sensitive skin, a new study suggests.<p>Northwestern University researchers found that nearly half of moisturizers advertised as devoid of scent contain chemicals …

Skin Care

Club Wolverine's Kendall Goit Makes Verbal Commitment to Pitt

<b>Kendall Goit</b>, a senior at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has announced on social media that she made a verbal commitment to swim …

Swimming

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sept. 5 Edition

<i>Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced</i> …

Digital Media

Cardinals Sign Andy Lee

The <b>Arizona Cardinals</b> have officially signed punter <b>Andy Lee</b> while electing to release fellow punter <b>Matt Wile</b>, the team announced on Monday …

NFL

Kendall Goit

Commited<p>Power Index<p>Michigan rank MI rank<p>2018 rank<p>So excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Pittsburgh! I am so …

Swimming

Ten who said 'No' to Ben Roethlisberger: Arizona Cardinals

“<i>Big Ben” Roethlisberger is about to begin his 14th season in the NFL. When drafted with the 11th</i> <i>pick overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers,</i> …

NFL

4 bold predictions from a scout's perspective

Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports<p><i>Matt Williamson is a former scout for the Cleveland Browns and spent 10 years at ESPN as a scout and co-host of "The</i> …

NFL

Top Athletes On Why They Prioritize Sleep

<i>This article is an excerpt from THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington. Copyright © 2016 by Christabella, LLC. Published by Harmony Books, an</i> …

Wellness

The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new cancer therapy developed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis that …

Pharma

Aaron Donald Reps, Rams Reportedly Meeting Amid Contract Dispute

Members of the Los Angeles Rams organization and representatives for defensive lineman Aaron Donald reportedly met in Atlanta this week to discuss their ongoing contract dispute.<p>Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network provided the update Friday. Donald continues to hold out just over a week before the Rams …

Sean McVay

Your Lips Might Reveal Your Health

Scientists are studying subtle patterns in lips for clues to genetic traits.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Fingerprints are so last century. The new frontier? Lip prints. Like the grooves on human fingertips, the grooves on human lips are formed at the …

The cancer drug pricing firestorm

The biggest question on everyone's minds yesterday following the FDA's decision to approve Novartis' new cancer drug therapy known as CAR-T: What's …

Business

Diamond Kinetics Rolling Out DK Expert As It Tracks Your Swing Metrics

<b>PITTSBURGH</b>—The floor tilts just a smidge in the fifth-floor Diamond Kinetics office off River Avenue in Pittsburgh. That's just dandy with the 17 …

Baseball

A Hero of Two Worlds — Nine Amazing Facts About Lafayette

French patriot, American revolutionary, the Marquis de Lafayette was a giant of his age.<p><i>“Despite Lafayette’s epic contributions to American history,</i> …

History

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: August 28 Edition

<i>Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced</i> …

Digital Media

Whole Foods has tried lower prices before. Can Amazon make it work?

Months before Amazon announced it would be shelling out $13.7 billion for Whole Foods, the grocery chain made a surprise announcement of its own: It …

San Diego