Google Dedicates Today’s Doodle to Jonas Salk

See a tribute to the late scientist each time you go to look up something today.

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Jonas Salk, who conducted groundbreaking research on polio as a University of Pittsburgh professor. At the peak of the polio epidemic in the 1950s, polio affected more than 45,000 people. After Dr. Salk developed and tested his polio vaccine, the number of cases dramatically reduced; by 1962, there were fewer than 1,000 polio cases in the United States. Dr. Salk never patented or profited from his vaccine, instead preferring to see it spread as widely as possible. Pitt is commemorating Dr. Salk today through a symposium to showcase his commitment to a sustainable human future.


#Rankings: Franklin Park named a top 50 U.S. suburb

Business Insider ranked Allegheny County borough Franklin Park No. 38 out of the top 50 suburbs in the nation. Despite noting the suburb’s nearly 28-minute commute to the city, the website singled out the area for its high median household income, schools and range of offerings.


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