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2012-06-06 23:03:16

River and Trail Outfitters offers outdoor enthusiasts with a thirst for wine and music the ultimate fun multi-adventure day of kayaking on the Potomac River, followed by wine tasting and live

2012-06-01 10:12:57

The human tongue has just one receptor type for detecting sweetness but about25 different ones for bitter flavors.

Genes May Explain Why Some People Don't Like  Meat
2012-05-03 06:12:52

If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study.

Unmasking Black Pepper's Secrets As A Fat Fighter
2012-05-02 10:53:31

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.

2012-03-23 13:15:08

While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.

2012-03-05 23:27:16

About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.