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What is brown fat and can it help you lose weight?

We’re used to thinking of body fat as bad. But for scientists, fat holds the key to some interesting clues about weight and body shape — specifically, brown fat. What we know about the white kind of fat is that…

What is a ketogenic diet?

You’ve heard of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets like the Atkins diet and paleo diet. A strict version of those diets has also gained popularity, simply called the ketogenic or keto diet. These ketogenic diets are occasionally popular because they allow people…

How to know if you have insomnia

Nearly everyone has a restless night now and again. Maybe you’re worried about a project at work or had too much caffeine so you just can’t sleep. But about one in four Americans experiences acute insomnia each year. According to…

‘Deplorable Propaganda’: Petition Against Climate Alarmism Goes Global

A petition being submitted by hundreds of independent climate scientists and professionals from numerous countries to heads of the European Council, Commission and Parliament declares, “There is No Climate Emergency.” Briefly summarized, the request for consideration conveys five urgent messages:…

Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too

Poor Ophiuchus. Nobody ever claims him as a “birth sign,” although the sun moves in front of his stars from about November 30 to December 18. Keep the big guy company. Find Ophiuchus in your sky tonight!

Astronomy ambassadors to Chile: ALMA radio telescope

Learn what it would be like to travel to Chile – sometimes called astronomy’s world capital – in this final report from Robert Pettengill with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program. Thank you for your dispatches, Rob!

Want to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease? Try a vegetarian diet

About 600,00 people die every year from heart disease in the United States; that’s one in every four deaths. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To what do we owe this epidemic? Research published…