Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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A five-day celebration of all things empirical investigation of the cosmos — the World Science Festival 2015 — begins this week.

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The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

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Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Physicist Erwin Schrödinger is best known for his cat thought experiment and his wave equation. But he published many other works that deserve recognition, says guest blogger and author Paul Halpern.

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