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Meet the Rose Hip Cell, a New Kind of Neuron

It’s been more than a century since Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal won the Nobel Prize for illustrating the way neurons allow you to …

Neuroscience

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

Programming note: For more on the late senator's legacy, tune in to "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls" Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Whenever America was in a fight during his long lifetime, John McCain was in the thick of it.<p>McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a naval bomber pilot, …

Campaign Finance

Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species

Science & Innovation<p>Born 90,000 years ago, the child is the first direct evidence of interbreeding among Neanderthals and their cousins the Denisovans.<p>When the results first popped up, paleogeneticist Viviane Slon didn't believe it. “What went wrong?” she recalls asking herself at the time. Her …

New ‘light-eating’ protein discovered in the Sea of Galilee

In their quest to find “light-eating” proteins, cellular components that help plants and microbes harvest light from the sun, a team of scientists …

HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says

By Laurie McGinley<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday.<p>The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial …

Cancer

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

Science News<p>There's something strange happening in the universe that is making humanity's most cutting-edge physics experiments contradict one another.<p>Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

Physics

America is the world's first poor rich country

Americans' median income is $60,000 -- but the average American couldn't stump up $500 to bail themselves out of an emergency, and a third of …

Income Inequality

Lazy cooks who use ready-made sauces are more likely to get cancer

Lazy cooks are nearly three times more likely to develop aggressive breast cancer compared to those who eat healthily, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers say foods which cause inflammation may be behind the increased risk and have drawn up a list of products linked to the disease.<p>Ready-made sauces …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Caregiving for Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Facebook hits the brakes on creepy project to access your patient data from hospitals

Facebook has been in recent talks with several high profile US hospitals in an attempt to glean anonymized patient data for a now-defunct project. The company aimed to collect obscured personal details — including illness and prescription info — in an attempt to match it with user data it collected …

Cases Of 'Nightmare Bacteria' Reported In Texas: CDC

A CDC study found that the antibiotic resistant germs can "spread like wildfire" and result in infections that are impossible to …

4 Reasons a Daily Walking Habit Is Worth It

This gentle, enjoyable activity is worth doing regularly—and not just for the exercise.<p>We're bombarded by fitness messaging that tells us that to be …

A four-eyed lizard walked the earth 49 million years ago

If you lived in what is now Wyoming 49 million years ago, you could have spotted a four-eyed lizard—the one and only known example of such a creature …

Stomach wearable could replace the need for invasive probes

Advanced signal processing makes largely abandoned "EGG" devices feasible.<p>Researchers have created a wearable monitor that can track your stomach's electrical activity for signs of digestion maladies. Called electrogastrography (EGG), it's like an EEG for the GI tract, and was used briefly in the …

5 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Visit on Your Next Trip

Cheapest U.S. Cities to Visit on a Budget<p>Updated April 17, 2018<p>Need a vacation, but short on cash? Don't let that keep you at home. Here are five of …

Brain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers say

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the first comprehensive imaging study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers, researchers have found evidence that structural changes in the brain are already recognizable at the …

ADHD

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

How Your Kids Can Eat for Free — Yes, Free — at Walt Disney World All Summer Long

Amid park ticket increases and additional parking fees, Walt Disney World is introducing something to make visits a bit more affordable for families. The resort just announced a new offer that will allow little ones to eat for free throughout the Summer!<p>Here's how it works: kids ages 3 to 9 are …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

16 Magical Landscapes that Are Totally Off the Radar

From idyllic enclaves and enchanted waterfalls to dancing colors across Northern skies, the natural phenomena that emanate from these landscapes can …

This Japanese Candy Is a Moving Work of Art That You Have to See to Believe

We’re no experts, but we do know you should never judge a food on looks alone (<i>zuppa Toscana</i>, anyone?). However, there are some culinary creations …

TRAPPIST-1 Planets' Water Could Actually Be More of a Curse Than We Thought

Astrobiologists looking for life beyond Earth will usually tell you that finding water is a good sign. But in the case of the TRAPPIST-1 system just …

You need to see Beynac – a Castle Fortress that’s also a “Most Beautiful Village” of France

A castle distinguished by its powerThere are thousands of castles in France. Most of them are very small, built to be the medieval homes of some …

French History

'My 600-lb Life' Star Dr. Nowzaradan's 1200-Calorie Diet Plan Helps His Patients Lose Weight Fast

Fans tune in to TLC's <i>My 600-lb Life</i> to learn about people's struggles with food addiction and obesity, and they usually like to cheer on the patients …

Volcanic thunder is real, and this is what it sounds like

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Behold, the rumble of volcanic thunder.<p>No, this is not the sound of Thor in a rage. But its true source is just as epic: It comes from lightning within the ash clouds of a volcanic eruption.<p>People who have had the …

Geophysics

A French couple is being taken to court for naming their newborn girl 'Liam' because it may lead to 'gender confusion'

Getty Images<p><b>A couple in France is being taken to court after deciding to name their daughter Liam.</b>• <b><br>Courts in France have the power to veto names they</b> …

That Bottled Water You're Drinking May Contain Tiny Particles of Plastic

A lot of bottled water contains tiny bits of plastic, known as microplastics, according to research conducted by a non-profit journalism organization …