Science in everyday life —
news, comment & fiction

I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Heart Surgery 2 – What Brings Us to the Operating Room Before Surgery

before surgery

Before surgery, seventy percent of us will develop heart disease. If we’re lucky, we’ll survive long enough to reach the operating room and get help. This blog hopes to make you one of those lucky folks! This is part 2 … Continue reading

Heart Surgery 1 – Highly Likely for You or a Family Member

heart surgery

Heart surgery is everywhere. Most Americans – 70% – contract heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death, even ahead of cancer. Three months ago I had sudden heart surgery to replace my mitral valve, and that’s the only reason … Continue reading

Lahaina Walk, with Tongans, Kings & Prisons

Lahaina heiau Hale Halawai

Lahaina, Maui is a royal capital, a whaling town and now a tourist must-see. A walk through Lahaina uncovers surprising history and culture. My wife Nola and I took a stroll through southern Lahaina on a Sunday afternoon early this … Continue reading