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There’s a gene in your saliva that determines how your body breaks down carbs: scientists

British researchers have discovered a link between a gene that breaks down carbohydrates and obesity, which may pave the way for more effective, individually tailored diets for people wanting to lose weight. Researchers at King’s College London and Imperial College London found that people with fewer copies of a gene…

The perfect crime tool: Researchers work on ‘event cloak’

PARIS — Jewelry robbers, magicians, exam cheats and practical jokers everywhere will have an interest in an offbeat idea launched by physicists on Tuesday: to make the passage of time invisible. The scientists have conceived of a “spacetime cloak” which manipulates light and, in essence, conceals whole events from a…

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