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Researchers have identified a new population of nail stem cells, which have the ability to either self-renew or undergo specialization or differentiation into multiple tissues.
MANYARA RANCH, Tanzania—On October 14, tracker dogs led game scouts to a group of armed poachers who were on the run after shooting and killing a well-known old elephant bull just outside Tarangire National Park. This was the latest in a string of successes by Tanzania's tracker dogs, which are proving to be an effective weapon in the bloody war on elephant poaching in East Africa.
Related: Text Alerts Cut Deaths By Elephants
What can you do with human waste? Besides flushing it?
WASHINGTON — Sound body, sound mind, the saying goes. Now, scientists have found support for this adage in researching showing that poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age.
A centuries-old slimming remedy is all set to make a comeback after evidence of its use was discovered in old manuscripts during an archaeological dig. The heath pea is a long-forgotten fern-like wild Scottish plant with purple flowers that can apparently suppress hunger and thirst for weeks. Entrepreneurs are now interested in re-introducing the wonder-herb to the world as a dietary supplement that could produce drastic weight loss results.
Related: Mysterious Condition Makes Boy Never Feel Hungry or Thirsty
We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting our mood and appetite. Now, new research suggests it might also play a role in our cravings for certain types of food.
A new controlled diet study has found that increasing the levels of saturated fat in the diet does not lead to increased levels of saturated fat in the blood. However, increasing the amount of carbohydrates in the diet was found to raise the levels of a fatty acid associated with diabetes and heart disease.
CHICAGO — It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people.
Related: Can coconut fat keep brains from aging too fast?
Ebola, flu, and colds have given viruses a bad rap. But there may be a good side to these tiny packages of genetic material. Researchers studying mice have shown that a virus can help maintain and restore a healthy gut in much the same way that friendly bacteria do.
Related: Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy
They are calling it "a miracle."
Alt: 'Miracle' Woman Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro Survives After 45 Minutes Without Pulse
It's common for 4-year-old boys to pretend they are soldiers.
Alt: Why a Young Boy is Claimed To Be Reincarnated Marine
Related: Memories Transplanted With Organs
A recent spate of Nessie sightings has flummoxed experts and locals alike.
It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.
Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, fairies. Myths of strange creatures roaming the earth are plentiful, but one man is convinced they’re true when it comes to an ancient race of giants.
Why do many of the photographs of the surface of Mars appear to be of structures that look like they’ve been destroyed and covered with dust? According to a new book by Dr. John Brandenburg, it’s because two ancient Martian civilizations were annihilated by other aliens using nuclear weapons. What’s worse, we could be next.
Related: Mars Photos May Show Orbiting Orb and Levitating Rock
Related: Mars 'Skull' Is Almost Certainly Just Another Rock
A meteor, a military launch — or something much more sinister?
As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality.
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