Today in Research: Making the Case for a High-Protein Diet

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  • High-calorie versus high-protein diets. For your post New Year's starvation month: fewer calories, more protein. Studying a group of dieters with various high-protein and high-calorie diets, researchers concluded that the high-calorie eaters, even with low-protein diets, had a higher increase in body fat. Take it from the research: "Calories are more important than protein while consuming excess amounts of energy with respect to increases in body fat." Atkins diet time? [Eureka]
  • A real life invisibility cloak. Science has made Harry Potter magic real. By interrupting the light that normally makes us see events, Cornell University researchers made 40 trillionths of a second invisible. "You kind of create a hole in time where an event takes place," said study co-author Alexander Gaeta. "You just don't know that anything ever happened." This cloak won't last long enough to get Harry past the dementors haunting Hogwarts so he can see Hagrid. But, this is real life. [The AP]

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