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Carbon dioxide is one of the many natural and man-made gases that build up in the atmosphere, forming a thick layer that affects the Earth in two ways, both detrimental to life in this planet: one, it blocks heat and energy coming from the sun; and two, it traps unwanted heat that would normally escape […]

THORACOAMNIOTIC SHUNT PROCEDURE SHRINKS TUMOR In early 2008, doctors at the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, encountered a challenging case in which the lives of both a pregnant woman and the baby she was carrying were at risk. The woman’s six and a half month-old fetus had a benign tumor the size of a small […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. Flashback to 2007, before the collapse of the housing market that helped usher in the worst recession in the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s: At this time, the more luxurious condominium developements in Milwaukee were throwing in more high-end amenities to attract well-heeled buyers — […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. The opening early this year of the new Visitor and Education Center at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, celebrated a coming home for Francis Scott Key in the birthplace of America’s national anthem. Key was the Maryland lawyer and amateur poet who penned “Defence of Fort McHenry,” a poem […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. During the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, I had the chance to do a series of graphics about the race, the drivers, the cars and a few other topics related to the event, which was the eight leg of Formula One racing for the year. One subject that […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, the best fighter in the world, will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday, May 7, against Sugar Shane Mosley of the United States. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao is overwhelmingly favored […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or becomes blocked by blood clot. Vital tissues that are fed via blood vessels are starved, causing the patient to lose cognitive and motor function. A new method — known as the Penumbra System of Continuous Aspiration Thrombectomy […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. Bringing a drug to market entails expensive and time-consuming clinical trials and rigorous drug testing, a function that used to be the domain of either the drug manufacturers’ in-house units or academic research institutions. To cut costs, some drug companies have turned to contract research organizations, or CROs, which […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. On February 11, Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt, putting an end to 30 years of autocratic rule over the world’s cradle of civilization. Mubarak was brought down by 18 days of non-stop anti-government protests fuelled largely by widespread discontent among his people and given a further […]

The Dr. Dolittle Project of Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is working to apply speech technology to animal vocalizations so that certain patterns of animal speech that are similar to human speech could be identified and, if possible, interpreted. Using the Hidden Markov Model, a mathematical model developed in the 1960s for the military, the project […]