Brown Fat Sounds Gross But Might Be Awesome

For years, scientists have known that rodents — and human babies — have different kinds of fat: White fat and brown fat. Brown fat burns calories; white fat just sits around. Now we know that adult humans have brown fat, too. And what if you could turn white fat into brown fat? » 1/24/12 3:25pm 1/24/12 3:25pm

Scientists Dream Up New, More Disgusting Form Of Liposuction

Scientists think they may someday be able to suck ordinary white fat out of a person, convert it into calorie-burning "brown fat" using a special protein, and then squirt it back in. Sounds fun, right? [NewScientist, via BoingBoing] » 8/14/09 4:20pm 8/14/09 4:20pm

Scientists Discover Fat Helps You Lose Weight

Well, one type of fat. Research shows adults have large, active deposits of "brown fat," a type of energy-burner once thought to disappear after infancy. Scientists hope it may lead to ways to fight obesity. » 4/09/09 9:30am 4/09/09 9:30am