Posts Tagged ‘interactive graphic’

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 […]


SPRAWL REVISITED, PART 2 The second instalment of the Toronto Star series takes an in-depth look at the real costs of unchecked urban sprawl to the Southern Ontario region — chief among them increasing traffic congestion, longer times to get to work for the working population, elevated levels of pollution and the inevitable loss of […]


When snow started falling in Toronto and its suburbs in the morning of January 2, 1999, no one bothered to take notice. Snow — plenty of it — is a staple of Canadian winters, so everyone is used to it. But not everyone is used to having more than 40 cm. (16 inches) of the white […]


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. 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 […]