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Penguins apparently can't enjoy or even detect the savory taste of the fish they eat or the sweet taste of fruit. A new analysis of the genetic evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 16 suggests that the flightless, waddling birds have lost three of the five basic tastes over evolutionary time. For them, it appears, food comes in only two flavors: salty and sour.
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Having the right music playing as you sit down for that first bite of family dinner this holiday season could make the food more palatable, psychologists from Oxford University claim.
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Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers.
How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, taste may play a role in our longevity as well.
New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face.
UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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