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When the label says 'low fat,' calories can pile up, study says

People -- especially overweight people -- consume up to 50 percent more calories when they eat low-fat versions of snack foods than when they eat the regular versions, according to a new Cornell study. Further, a companion study finds, when food labels show serving sizes on such packaged low-fat ...

Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur

... dietary preference. Larger, more numerous gizzard stones point to a diet of harder food, such as nuts and seeds. "The psittacosaur at hand has a huge pile of stomach stones, more than 50, to grind away at whatever it eats, and this is totally out of proportion to its three-foot body length," Sereno expla...

Green IT not helping climate change

...s much more complicated." Firstly, Hawkins notes that digital technologies require a lot of energy to manufacture and eventually they create a huge pile of 'electronic junk', much of it highly toxic. They also use a lot of energy to run. Some estimates are that they use up roughly the same amount of en...

When fish farms are built along the coast, where does the waste go?

...a public beach. On the other hand, insufficient flow through the pen can create a "dead zone" on the ocean floor as the fecal matter and uneaten food pile up beneath the fish. Fringer is designing his software so that it can be used to asses any sitePuget Sound, perhapswhere sufficient digital mapping ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...r, controlled by the weight of other particles and the friction value assigned to each. They find that a low-friction zone at the base of the volcanic pile is required, and lateral variations in basal friction are critical. Friction decreasing outward from the center of the edifice can explain the overall...

University of Leicester archaeologist uncovers evidence of ancient chemical warfare

...ining operations to breach the walls. Roman defenders responded with 'counter-mines' to thwart the attackers. In one of these narrow, low galleries, a pile of bodies, representing about twenty Roman soldiers still with their arms, was found in the 1930s. While also conducting new fieldwork at the site, Ja...

Men are red, women are green, Brown researcher finds

...sessions. Once the study was complete, the images identified by subjects as male or female were divided into two piles according to gender. Each pile of images was then analyzed to determine the average color content across various locations in the images. Across much of both sets of face images, N...

Montana State University researchers map iron transport protein

... the crystallization process, if done correctly, is analogous to the rigid structure of a brick wall. If done incorrectly, it more closely resembles a pile of bricks. Its kind of a black art really more than a science, Lawrence said. You cant always predict the kind of witchs brew that needs to be arou...

Quakes under Pacific floor reveal unexpected circulatory system

...t only hot water, but dissolved substances taken from rocks below. Unique life forms feed off the vents stew, and valuable minerals including gold may pile up. Now, a team of seismologists working under 2,500 meters of water on the East Pacific Rise, some 565 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, has creat...

Aging gracefully requires taking out the trash

...cellular clean-up crew and started to accumulate. Without Atg8a, things went from bad to worse. Damaged proteins tagged for degradation started to pile up early and life expectancy plummeted. The abnormal accumulation of protein aggregates had striking similarities to those seen in the most common hum...

UCSD bioengineering grad student wins leadership award

...tudents spend years doing the research and making posters for conferences. When the conferences are over, the posters often get rolled up and put in a pile never to be seen again. When I got to UCSD, there were some bioengineering posters up on the walls, but half of them were falling off and they were n...

Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95

... some place. If we could get a program together to reward contractors to bring that excess soil to flood-prone refuges such as Marais Temps Clair and pile up several mounds of earth that would be at least 15 feet above the top of the levees, wed allow more snakes and other species to survive future majo...

Survey finds elevated rates of new asthma among WTC rescue and recovery workers

...und that arriving soon after the buildings collapsed, or working on the WTC pile over a long period, increased the workers risk of developing asthma. Worker...their risk. Those who were caught in the dust cloud or worked on the debris pile reported asthma at higher rates (4.9% and 4.5% respectively), presumably be...

Uniform tungsten trimers stand and deliver

...n makes it difficult to accurately understand or describe the reactions taking place at a molecular level. "Commercial catalysts are like a gravel pile with many sizes of rocks. Some rocks are purple; some are blue. Some do one thing; some do another. But, our system has all the same size rocks," Whit...

South Pacific plant may be missing link in evolution of flowering plants

...hout the UK, including Dorset, Anglesey and Cornwall, might be at risk from pile driving. The frequency range of pile driving noise could interfere with their ability to communicate, find food ...

Dolphins at risk

...hout the UK, including Dorset, Anglesey and Cornwall, might be at risk from pile driving. The frequency range of pile driving noise could interfere with their ability to communicate, find food ...

Study may help slay 'Yellow Monster'

... Before joining Stearns' research group, Woody said she was not very aware of heavy metal contamination of soil and water from a large uranium tailing pile near her hometown. But now she wonders about the ongoing health problems of her uncle who worked in the uranium mine at Shiprock. And she worries abou...

Stanford/Packard scientist's data-mining technique strikes genetic gold

...e thousands of microarray experiments submitted to databases each year. Without such a system, valuable information will simply be lost as the results pile up. The National Institutes of Health recently funded the National Center for Biomedical Ontology, a consortium led by Stanford professor Mark Musen, ...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

...-ash feedlot biomass," Sweeten said. "The problem is, there is not that much of it in the commercial feedlots." Large bulk samples from the compost pile that came from the paved pens will be tested further in a small-scale combustion testing project in College Station. These test results will focus ...

India's smoking gun: Dino-killing eruptions

...e 80-90% of marine species and about 85% of land species. All land animals larger than 25 kg (55 lbs) were obliterated. The Deccan Traps are a huge pile of basaltic lava extending over more than 500,000 square kilometers. Its original volume likely exceeded 2 to 3 million cubic kilometers, says Chenet....

The making and breaking of microtubules

...ng microtubule growth. When GTP binds to a particular locus on beta tubulin (the E-site or exchangeable site) polymerization occurs: tubulin dimers pile onto the protofilaments, and the microtubule grows. But through hydrolysis (the word means "water splitting"), GTP readily changes to a different nucl...

Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim

...the region at the same time as megafauna. Queensland Museum Assistant Curator in Geosciences, Scott Hocknull added: "We're not just digging up a pile of old bones. These amazing fossil deposits are providing us with the key to understanding Australia's past, something integral when developing long t...

Multi-purpose protein regulates new protein synthesis and immune cell development

...e proteins fold these amino acid chains into specific shapes and direct them to different areas of the ER for processing. When too many amino acids pile up in the ER membrane, or when something goes wrong with the folding process, the entire system can get clogged with unfolded proteins. To prevent thi...
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