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  • Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz

    Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz
    Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused strokes and heart attacks.
  • The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?

    The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?
    If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...

    Xiangzhong 'Jerry' Yang dies at 49; leading researcher in cloning technology

    Xiangzhong 'Jerry' Yang dies at 49; leading researcher in cloning technology
    Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang, who was born in poverty to a family of pig farmers in rural China but escaped to become a leading researcher in cloning technology, cloning the first farm animal in the U.S. and demonstrating the viability of such animals, died...

    Images in stone

    It was mid-April, and the Connecticut River as it passes by Bellows Falls, Vt., was raging with snowmelt, flooding its banks in places. I had come to see petroglyphs, rock carvings made by Native Americans centuries ago. Would I even be able to see them?...