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Justice Ginsburg, 81, gets heart stent to clear artery clog

Nov 27, 2014

Justice Ginsburg, 81, gets heart stent to clear artery clog

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said. The 81-year-old justice had the procedure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after the blockage to her right coronary artery was discovered, court spokeswoman ...

Nov 26, 2014

Space station's 3-D printer pops out first creation

The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample part for itself this week, churning out a faceplate for the print head casing. Space station commander Butch ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

Nov 26, 2014

Obesity is linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

Being overweight is causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world’s total, a study said Wednesday. A quarter of these cases are “realistically avoidable,” said the authors of the work, published in The Lancet ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking. While cats expertly manipulate water to quench thirst neatly, dogs smash, slosh, spill, and splash their way, according ...

Liberia chasing Ebola now, not other way around: president

Nov 25, 2014

Liberia chasing Ebola now, not other way around: president

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday hailed Liberians’ efforts in fighting the country’s worst-ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak, telling them: “Ebola was chasing us, today we are chasing Ebola.” The head-of-state has welcomed a dramatic drop in new cases of the virus, which has killed ...