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What would be a dream come true to many people has proven to be a reality in mice. An article in Science News reports on how mice have the ability to shed a gene, FAT10, to help them lose body fat. Even more amazing, those mice that dropped weight in this way were also shown...

Engineers from Duke University have made the first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. With some perforated sheets of plastic and some serious number crunching, they made the device which reroutes sound waves to give the impression that the cloak and anything beneath it are not really there. According to the article in Science Daily news, the acoustic cloaking...

A new method has been developed to allow scientists to modify organic molecules that will have a significant impact on the possibility for developing new pharmaceuticals, as well as making existing ones better. A Science Daily news article explains that the innovation made by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has made it easier...

Relief could be available to the millions of people who suffer from migraines. The Food and Drug Administration has given their approval to the first device used in the prevention of migraines, exciting news that could seriously impact thousands of people. The device is called Cefaly and it looks a little like a headband that...

Looks like your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat your vegetables. According to a recent study published at the University of Eastern Finland, developing a habit of eating fruits and vegetables can pay dividends in later years. The results of the study showed that those who ate the...

A fossil assemblage known as the “Daohugou Biota” offers a window into life on earth approximately 160 million years ago. Located in and around the region of Inner Mongolia, China, this incomparable fossil find dates back to an important time during evolution. A description of what paleontologists deem a “virtual paradise of fossils” can be...

A new study shows that older adults who binge drink one or more times a month could be putting themselves at risk for an earlier death. Findings were recently published in the science journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Both men and women from their mid-50s to their mid-60s were included in the study. The...

We all know that obesity is a growing problem in this country. Now, with the release of a new list of the obesity rates by state, it is evident that not only is the problem on the rise, but there are changes taking place. According to the science article that was published on Live Science...

Put the ketchup down and step away from that burger. As reported in Science Daily, a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a...

 According to an article in Scientific American, U.K. researchers performed a PLOS ONE study on the effects of caffeine prior to endurance sports. What they discovered by examining 50 male coffee drinkers was that those who drink caffeinated coffee in quantities of about four cups daily did not dehydrate them any more than drinking an...