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New year, new organ

Researchers have found that there is a 79th organ in the human body, leading to new pathways of disease and anatomical research for years to come. The mesentery, which connects the intestines to the abdominal wall, has always been a known structure, but was overlooked

Curtis Allen 49, (L to R), Gavin Wright, 49 and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47 are shown in these booking photos in Wichita, Kansas provided October 15, 2016. The three were arrested and charged in connection with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where 120 people lived, including Muslim immigrants from Somalia, federal officials said.  Photo courtesy of Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2OYMF

On Oct. 14, three men in Kansas, dubbing themselves “The Crusaders,” were charged with planning domestic terroristic attacks on an apartment complex and mosque used by Muslim immigrants from Somalia. Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Stein were arrested for planning a terrorist attack for Nov. 9,


Congrats, World, carbon levels are at an all-time high

In future generations, the month “September 2016” is going to mean something. When New York City is underwater, it is going to mean something. When the polar caps are gone, it is going to mean something.  When extinction rates are at an all-time high, it is going


Germany has week filled with attacks

In the past few days, Germany has experienced multiple major terrorist-like attacks.  Controversially, the attacks Syrian refugees performed may or may not have been influenced by ISIS.  This has led to major backlash and criticism towards Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Open Door immigration plan


Fisher v University of Texas case finally comes to an end

In 2008, Abigail Fisher sued UT-Austin upon being rejected from the university. Being a public college, UT must admit a large number of in-state students, which is achieved through its Top 10 Percent Program, which gives admission to every Texas high school student who is in the

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