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New study throws fat in the fire of diet debate

Jul 9, 2016

New study throws fat in the fire of diet debate

A recent health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century. The low-fat movement has not prevented a global epidemic of obesity linked to health concerns such ...

Chameleon's mysterious tongue prowess revealed

Jul 9, 2016

Chameleon's mysterious tongue prowess revealed

A stunningly efficient hunter, the chameleon relies on an impressive biological arsenal that includes color-changing camouflage, panoramic vision, and lots of patience. And then there’s that lightning-fast tongue. The reptile’s tongue-lashing prowess has been extensively researched over the years, but one ability has remained ...

Jul 9, 2016

Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, dies at home at age 113

The oldest American person has died at her Massachusetts home at age 113. Goldie Michelson was a month short of her 114th birthday. Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group senior consultant Robert Young says Michelson died Friday. He says she’d been “very frail and confined ...

Jul 6, 2016

'One-two punch' delivered dino death blow: study

The dinosaurs’ long reign was not ended by a merciful knockout punch, but torturous millennia of climate change before and after the oft-blamed space rock slammed into Earth, scientists said Tuesday. The impact at Chicxulub in modern-day Mexico certainly contributed to the disappearance of ...