Jeanette Chase

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Nonsurgical Fix Could Replace Open-Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

WASHINGTON — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.<p>The results were reported Saturday at an American College …

Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

What began as a middle-school student's science fair project could save the federal government millions of dollars -- and all it would require is a switch to a different font.<p>Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani has adapted his sixth-grader science fair project from Dorseyville Middle School in …

Pages Of Magazine

Pages Of Magazine: Circa 2013-2014<p><i>This was the website for Pages Of, a new culture and urbanism magazine, co-edited, designed and published by</i> …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Kidnapped stars, Martian frost and the Rotten Egg Nebula – in pictures

This month's roundup of the best space-related imagery in the known universe includes a supernova, a cluster of stars kidnapped from a neighbouring galaxy by the Milky Way, an eggy nebula and carbon dioxide frost on Mars

Why Do Animals Sometimes Kill Their Babies?

Is it natural—or pathological—when a mother kills and eats her own offspring? Or when a brother kills his sister's child?<p>When Khali, a sloth bear at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., went into labor in late December last year, her keepers were thrilled. But soon after Khali …

Paired therapy saves lives after mild heart failure - Futurity

A new study shows that cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator saves the lives of mild heart failure patients over the long term.

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

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Will 'nanoinjectors' offer an alternative to antibiotics? - Futurity

As antibiotics grow increasingly ineffective, researchers say nanoinjectors could present a worthwhile target for new bacteria-fighting drugs.

New cholesterol drugs make strides in clinical trials

The excitement around PCSK9 — a promising protein target for cholesterol-lowering therapies — seems to be justified. This week, at the American …

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Scientists understand how E. coli clone has become globally distributed

Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of <i>E. coli</i>, described as the most important of its kind to cause human …

Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge …

How Oyster Shells Could Help Protect Troops in the Battlefield

New transparent armor to protect U.S. troops on the battlefield could be inspired by the structure of seashells, researchers say.<p>Scientists would love to develop tough, hard, lightweight materials for applications such as body armor. Increasingly, researchers seek to create materials that mimic …

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The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Are microbes responsible for Earth’s largest mass extinction?

Around 250 million years ago, 90 percent of Earth’s life was wiped out. The cause, new research suggests, wasn’t asteroids, or volcanoes, but …

Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals

A new study of elusive Cuvier's beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).<p>A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier's beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.<p>The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and …

To study bipolar disorder, start with skin - Futurity

Scientists investigating what makes a person vulnerable to bipolar disorder took skin cells from people with the condition and turned them into …

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The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

Remember Snowball, the dancing cockatoo? The parrot-like bird who became famous nodding and stamping to the Backstreet Boys tune, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" ? This is him ...<p>More than 5.6 million people have watched Snowball dance, but only one, Aniruddh Patel, made him dance 11 more times — …