Diners order less when they know how much exercise would be needed to burn off their meal

Struggling to say no to dessert We make healthier food choices if we see how much EXERCISE it takes to burn off a meal Diners choose less calories when shown exercise needed to burn it off But knowing calories in food does not affect calories we eat at restaurants By Nick Mcdermott, Science Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 24 April 2013 For those of us that struggle to say no to dessert, a reminder of the consequences might help us when we need to resist temptation. Researchers found that when diners were shown the amount of exercise needed to burn off an item of food on a menu, they chose a less calorific option. However if they were simply provided with nutritional data, they failed to opt for healthier selections.

Astronomers spot the birth of a planet for first time

Have we seen the birth of a planet for the first time Astronomers spot protoplanet still embedded in a disc of gas and dust If confirmed, will be the first time the birth of a planet has been capturedCould greatly improve our understanding of the way planets form By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 13:07 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 Astronomers believe they have captured the birth of a giant planet for the first time. The forming planet is so young it is still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, astronomers say the discovery will greatly improve our understanding of how planets form

Why women really are seen as the fairer sex: We subconsciously associate female names with lighter colours

Why women really are seen as the fairer sex: We subconsciously associate female names with lighter colours Dutch researchers show volunteers names printed on grey backgroundThey picked out male names in black much quicker than those in whiteReverse true for female names By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 They are often called the fairer sex and it seems the stereotype is hard to escape. Scientists have shown that we automatically link lighter or fairer colours with female names and qualities and darker shades with more masculine attributes.

TV researcher, 24, forced to unmask pervert caller who tormented her for 18 months herself after police ignored pleas for help

TV researcher, 24, forced to unmask pervert caller herself after 18 months of torment during which police ignored pleas for help Sophie Daysh from London paid online phone company to discover caller's identity Abdul Rafiq, 43, got her number after showing her a flat in Manchester | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 21 December 2012 Detective: Sophie Daysh used her own methods to trace the caller who rang her at all hours after the police said they could not take action She was left distressed and frightened after being plagued by a phone pest for more than 18 months. But when Sophie Daysh turned to the police, they told her they were powerless to help because the caller had withheld his number. Eventually the 24-year-old TV researcher turned detective herself to expose the stalker who rang her all hours of the day and night.

Why men should be nice to their mother-in-law: It might save them from divorce

Why men should be nice to their mother-in-law: It might save them from divorce | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 28 November 2012 If the comedians are to be believed, the chances of a husband getting on well with his mother-in-law are next to zero.