Amazing Things We Learnt In 2018

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019

We have an organ called the interstitium now!

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For more information, visit https://nyulangone.org/press-releases/researchers-find-new-organ-missed-by-gold-standard-methods-for-visualizing-anatomy-disease.

We finally got to read about a survivor of the last U.S slave ship, after years of the manuscript being ignored.

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For more information, visit https://www.history.com/news/zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-slave-clotilda-survivor

There was a 1,500 year old sword hiding at the bottom on a Swedish lake -and an 8-year-old girl found it.

For more information, visit https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/19/experience-pulled-a-1500-year-old-sword-lake-saga-vanecek.

Researchers found an entire lost city!

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For more information, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/13/lost-ancient-city-built-by-trojan-war-captives-has-been-found-greek-officials-say/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.07fe6d60a8d2.

Researchers found billions of “zombie” bacteria under the Earth’s surface, redefining what life is.

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For more information, visit https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/11/world/deep-carbon-observatory-zombie-carbon-intl/index.html?utm_content=2018-12-11T09%3A47%3A59&utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link.

We found an extremely rare depiction of Jesus Christ with short hair.

For more information, visit https://www.archaeology.org/news/7170-181129-israel-shivta-painting.

Scientists cloned monkeys for the first time.

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For more information, visit https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/24/579925801/chinese-scientists-clone-monkeys-using-method-that-created-dolly-the-sheep.

Scientists found a huge new species of dinosaur we didn’t know about before.

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For more information, visit https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/27/world/new-giant-dinosaur-brontosaurus-relative/index.html.

NASA’s Twin Studies program found that space travel altered gene expression in twin astronauts.

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For more information, please visit https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/15/17124312/nasa-twins-study-dna-scott-kelly-international-space-station.

Researchers were able to erase damage caused by Alzheimer’s in a human brain cell.

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For more information, visit https://www.buzzfeed.com/alanamohamed/21-of-the-wildest-things-we-learned-in-2018.

Scientists reversed the aging process in mice, and might be able to do the same for humans.

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For more information, visit https://abcnews.go.com/Health/harvard-researchers-reversed-sign-aging-mice-study/story?id=54051839.

The first effective male birth control pill may have been developed.

For more information, please visit https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/male-birth-control-pill-study/index.html.

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