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Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Poll says: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians suffering racial discrimination

If you are a visible minority in Newfoundland and Labardor, you have a one in eight chance of being discriminated against, according to a recent …

Canada

Newfoundland Notions: In Search of the Good Life

Newfoundland and Labrador

Stem cell therapy reverses sight loss and lets people read again

Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells.<p>A man in his 80s and a …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Canada’s 2018 tax season: 6 things you need to know

Spring weather may still be about two months off for most Canadians, but tax season is upon us.<p>It’s the time of year when you tell the government …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Diabetes

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Immune System

Respiratory System: Facts, Function and Diseases

The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. The primary organs of the …

Medicine

Most Notorious Criminals

Relationship experts say these are the 8 red flags to look out for when you start dating someone — and some are surprisingly common

Any new relationship is full of challenges. You're getting to know someone, and there's no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance.<p>In general, it's fun learning all there is to know about someone who used to be a stranger. But sometimes, there will be signs that …

Relationships

Medieval Text Resolves Mystery of Viking-Irish Battle

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is widely credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf more than 1,000 years ago. But not …

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Archaeologists discover two ancient tombs in Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped …

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographer’s Heart

<i>National Geographic</i> photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a …

Polar Bears

New gene therapy could regenerate brain tissue, fix neurological diseases

Blood-Brain Barrier<p>A new study has demonstrated the advantages of a gene therapy transplantation technique that seeks to repopulate the brain’s …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Humanity

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>For anyone trying to trace the roots of the human family tree, it would have been very convenient if our …

Humanity

The world is moving toward a universal, troubling ideal for what makes women attractive

A few weeks ago, I started doing some research on the topic of beauty.<p>I'd set for myself what I thought was a relatively straightforward goal: Round up a list of the biggest cross-cultural differences in what makes someone attractive. Beauty, I'd been told, is in the eye of the beholder — and I was …

3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

How consciousness could live in your brain cells

The question of where the mind ends and the brain begins has preoccupied philosophers for centuries. Now that blurry line is coming into focus, …

My brain 'exploded' after kick in the head

<b>Colin Robertson knows he could have died when he was kicked in the head on a night out, but it was almost a year before the long-term effect of the brutal attack became clear.</b><p>The imprint of a boot on his head and a fractured skull were the outward signs of Colin's injuries but he also suffered …

Ancient Legends Lead Scientist to Discover Plants Can Hear

Do you talk to your plants? Well, science suggests they might be able to hear you. An Australian scientist was inspired by stories from Indigenous …

9 Mysterious Ancient Ruins We Still Know Almost Nothing About

Much of what we know about ancient cultures today comes from the pictures and written documents left behind. In some cases, artifacts can leave clues …

Archaeology