Primates: Now with only half the calories
New research shows that humans and other primates burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals. The study, published January 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that t ...
Peppers may increase energy expenditure in people trying to lose weight
Imagine your delight while enjoying your favorite Mexican food - perhaps a fully loaded bean burrito topped with an ample supply of thinly sliced jalepeno peppers. What happens when you bite into a few more peppers than you ...
Sloth guts are designed for hanging upside down, study finds
Three-toed sloths have a unique abdominal design—their innards fixed to their lower ribs to avoid squashing the lungs while hanging upside down, a study said Wednesday.
Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance, research shows
(Phys.org)—Forget "slow and steady wins the race." A new study shows that, at least sometimes, the best way to conserve energy and reach your destination on time is to alternate between walking and running—whether your ...
Elaborate plumage due to testosterone?
(PhysOrg.com) -- In many bird species males have a more elaborate plumage than females. This elaborate plumage is often used to signal body condition, to intimidate rivals or to attract potential mates. In ...
Rising indoor winter temperatures linked to obesity?
Increases in winter indoor temperatures in the United Kingdom, United States and other developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research published today.
Brain cells determine obesity -- not lack of willpower: study
An international study has discovered the reason why some people who eat a high-fat diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight.
Nuclear receptors reveal possible interventions for cancer, obesity
Research with significant implications in the treatment and intervention of cancer and obesity has been published recently in two prestigious journals by University of Houston (UH) biochemist Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson.
Feast, famine and the genetics of obesity: You can't have it both ways
In addition to fast food, desk jobs, and inertia, there is one more thing to blame for unwanted pounds-our genome, which has apparently not caught up with the fact that we no longer live in the Stone Age.
Study finds using a treadmill while working can boost employee productivity
Walking while you work may not only improve an employee's health, it may also boost productivity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota just published in PLOS ONE.
Feeding microbials to chickens leads to mysterious immune response
A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science helps researchers further understand how microbials and probiotics affect poultry health.
Whale sharks do the math to avoid that sinking feeling
They are the largest fish species in the ocean, but the majestic gliding motion of the whale shark is, scientists argue, an astonishing feat of mathematics and energy conservation. In new research published ...
Next SpaceX launch to ISS set for October 7
There will be more Dragons in space! The SpaceX Dragon's next launch to the International Space Station has been scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2012, NASA and SpaceX announced today. This will be the first ...
To save corals, save the forests, study says
Conservationists fighting to save coastal coral reefs should think first about combatting local deforestation rather than attacking the wider peril of global warming, suggests an unusual study published on ...