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2009-11-17 12:00:12

Tufts University researchers have identified a gene-diet interaction that appears to influence body weight and have replicated their findings in three independent studies. Men and women carrying the CC genotype demonstrated higher body mass index (BMI) scores and a higher incidence of obesity, but only if they consumed a diet high in saturated fat. These associations were seen in the apolipoprotein A-II gene (APOA2) promoter. "We believe this is the first time a gene-diet interaction...

2009-05-11 14:45:00

A Swedish non-profit dedicated to investigating UFO sightings opened its archives of more than 18,000 reports and pictures to the public. Clas Svahn of UFO Sweden said the group opened its archives in Norrkoping, Sweden, to the general public for only one day Sunday, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday. Svahn said about 70 people took advantage of the opened archives. There was a great interest, he said. The UFO group held a series of lectures Saturday in the opening of the archive. One...

2009-04-05 14:24:44

Japanese pop star Hideki Kaji was in the middle of a recording session in Malmo, Sweden, when he was beaten and robbed, police say. Mattias Attin of the Malmo police said the Japanese performer had been recording a music video Saturday when he was attacked by three men, the Swedish news agency TT reported Sunday. Three men then walked toward him, beat him up and robbed him. He was hit so hard that he lost a filling. He then passed out. When he woke up camera equipment worth a total of 20,000...

2008-11-30 13:22:53

Police say a blow-up doll left by men after a stag party triggered a bomb scare in Halmstad, Sweden. The doll, found bound and gagged, apparently was jettisoned by the partygoers as they left a bar, the Swedish news agency TT reported Sunday. Police evacuated a restaurant and cordoned off the area while bomb technicians investigated the scene, TT reported, noting the area was reopened an hour later once police determined the doll posed no threat.

Word of the Day
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.