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Scientists identify a new human organ

It begins at the pancreas and wraps around the small intestine and colon, and serves the goal of holding these organs in position so they can perform their respective functions. So now, the human body has 79 organs, as noted by The Independent, which first picked up the story. Coffey says that the function of the Mesentery is now unclear, however, the discovery opens up "a whole new area of science".

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Who Is Jeanette Epps? Epps Is Headed To Space

Lithium-ion battery cells made in Japan have been installed on the International Space Station. NASA Television provided live coverage of the spacewalk. Other distinguished African-American astronauts have traveled aboard various United States space shuttle journeys, but Epps holds the title as the first of her race to leave her imprint on the space station.

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Reasons the Cavs Are Better with Kyle Korver

The proposed trade between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, in which the defending champs receive Kyle Korver for Mike Dunleavy Jr. and a 2019 first-round pick is now official. Smith expected to be sidelined until the end of the regular season after undergoing surgery to fix a broken thumb. Korver has 72 hours to report to the Cavs and will still need to undergo a physical.

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NASA MRO captures incredible picture of Earth and Moon from Mars

At the time, Mars and Earth were about 127 million miles (205 million kilometers) apart, NASA officials said. In reality, the Moon is much darker than the Earth. Earth looks reddish because the HiRISE imaging team used color filters similar to the Landsat images where vegetation appears red. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched back in 2005, reached Mars in 2006 and has been sending back fascinating images and data from the Red Planet ever since.

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Norway Ditches FM Radio in Historic First

The shutdown will begin in the city of Bodoe on January 11 and is expected to cover the whole country by the end of the year. Other countries are considering following suit with Switzerland planning to make its own transition to digital only radio from 2020.

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Donald Trump threatens Toyota with tax on imports of Mexican-made vehicles

Trump on Tuesday threatened General Motors (GM) with duties if it maintains its production in Mexico for the compact Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback. The car-making giant which announced the plans for its Mexican plant in April 2015, said it remained committed to the U.S.