Scientists believe people have a sixth basic taste: Fat

Experts have long asserted that humans have the ability to detect six basic tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – but now...

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New Horizons finds atmospheric haze and ice flows on Pluto

The latest data transmitted back to Earth by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft includes newly-discovered evidence of exotic ices flowing...

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Dark matter behaves like well-known particle, new theory suggests

A new theory suggests that dark matter acts very much like subatomic particles known to the scientific community since...

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Birds on smaller islands are darker, more aggressive

Animal populations on small islands tend to diverge from standard populations over evolutionary timescales. They simply get more weird,...