Letters to the Editor
Bull’s-eye targeted On the picture in “Galactic bull’s-eye” (SN: 9/24/11, p. 10), I am quite puzzled. Do my eyes deceive me, or is there another bull’s-eye galaxy behind the first, located at the 1 o’clock position?
How is this possible? Are these strange objects magically clustered along some line pointing towards us? Jeff Brewer, Newton Centre, Mass.
It is peculiar that...
ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE — A previously hopeless condition of the heart — a defective heart valve — can now be corrected by successful surgery, it was reported at the American Heart Association meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. Many of the 500 gravely ill patients described by three teams of surgeons who did partial or total replacements of the aortic valve (located at the root of the aorta, the...10/21/2011 - 13:08
November 15 The DuPont Challenge science essay competition opens for entries. Learn more at thechallenge.dupont.com
November 17 The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books is announced. See bit.ly/bookprz
November 19 The “Beyond Earth” exhibit opens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. See www.amnh.org
DELETED SCENES BLOG An orbiting camera catches dust devils whirling at high speeds on the Red Planet. Read “HiRISE clocks hurricane-speed winds on Mars.”
ATOM & COSMOS Astronomers get a new odometer to measure faraway objects. See “Longer cosmic ruler based on black holes.”
ENVIRONMENT A warming climate could be making elk more destructive to forests. Read “When snowpack...
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March 30, 1935 | Vol. 27 | No. 729
Olive oil injections aid in treating pneumonia
Success in treatment of pneumonia with olive oil has just been announced by Drs. A. C. Frazer and V. G...