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Why Birds Matter

Why Birds Matter

One hundred years ago this past July, not long after the last of the once-plentiful passenger pigeons vanished from the skies, a cornerstone wildlife protection law passed in the U.S., the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In addition to explicitly protecting more than 1,000 species, it has also provided a critical incentive for industries to take … Continued

Where Have all the Trees Gone?

Where Have all the Trees Gone?

Tree coverage in Allegheny County is disappearing at an alarming rate, says Tree Pittsburgh. Experts weigh in on why it matters and the course ahead.

At Long Last: Expanded Learning and Fun

At Long Last: Expanded Learning and Fun

The Science Center’s new PPG Science Pavilion will welcome more young learners, expand the kinds of science fun they can cook up, and bring large-scale traveling shows to the region.

Living in a Bug’s World

Living in a Bug’s World

In a time of unprecedented environmental change, a small and determined brigade of Carnegie Museum bug scientists is redefining the power and urgency of museum collections. Now, as the team’s intrepid leader prepares for retirement, the hunt goes on.

Face Time: Nicole Heller

Face Time: Nicole Heller

Nicole Heller used to spend her days on hands and knees trying to tease apart the secret world of Argentine ants—an invasive insect that has risen to worldwide prominence thanks to its ability to hitch rides on human trade routes. But after several years debating specialized questions about ant behavior with colleagues, Heller, who spent … Continued

How I Fell in Love with Science

How I Fell in Love with Science

More than 2,000 area students participate in STEM competitions each year through Carnegie Science Center. For some, it ignites a lifelong passion for science.

Nature’s Garden of Good and Evil

Nature’s Garden of Good and Evil

Poison’s role in nature, legend, and human health is complex—from defense to lethal-weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment.

The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

August 21 marks a rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s most dazzling spectacles: the first total eclipse of the sun to sweep the country in nearly a century.

Climate Change in Our Backyard

Climate Change in Our Backyard

Carnegie Museum of Natural History researchers are on the front lines of climate science, tracking the complex changes unfolding right here in western Pennsylvania.

Tour Your Future

Tour Your Future

Carnegie Science Center partners with local workplaces to inspire young women to expand their vision of their life’s work.