New discovery could help feed millions (w/Video)
When scientist Loretta Mayer set out to alleviate diseases associated with menopause, she didn't realize her work could lead to addressing world hunger and feeding hundreds of millions of people.
PayPal founder bankrolls 3-D printed meat
Noisy youngsters pay the ultimate price
(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies crying with hunger may attract annoyed looks from bystanders, but in the bird world noisily crying nestlings are likely to pay the ultimate price, according to the authors of a new ...
Researchers find clues to why some continue to eat when full
The premise that hunger makes food look more appealing is a widely held belief - just ask those who cruise grocery store aisles on an empty stomach, only to go home with a full basket and an empty wallet.
Rats move toward the food but do not eat
Scientists led a rat to the fatty food, but they couldn't make it eat. Using an animal model of binge eating, University of Missouri researchers discovered that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain ...
Sleep may keep you thin: studies
The secret of staying thin could be at least partly down to a good night's rest, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.
Restoring science's place in society will help us resolve the big debates
In the early days of independent India, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, "It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty … of a rich country inhabited by starving people." Would ...
Biomimicry: Science inspired by nature could feed the hungry, reduce impact of technology
A wind turbine designed to incorporate the bumps on a whale's tale. A fast-growing rice that needs half the normal amount of water to grow, thanks to observation of a hot-spring fungi. A video display inspired by the iridescent ...
Childhood hunger policies should target neighborhoods, not families
Policies addressing childhood hunger should target neighborhoods, not individual families, according to new research from Rice University.
When do products (and money) literally make your mouth water?
In certain situations, people actually salivate when they desire material things, like money and sports cars, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Digging into our consciousness
Dr. Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, is best known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates emotion and how emotion, ...
Sleep loss limits fat loss
Cutting back on sleep reduces the benefits of dieting, according to a study published October 5, 2010, in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Life-threatening syndrome makes hunger dangerous
A University of Alberta medical researcher is studying obese children affected with a life-threatening syndrome that makes them constantly feel hungry.
Could our minds be tricked into satisfying our stomachs?
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that the key to losing ...