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penguins
2015-02-16 16:54:47

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.

christmas dinner
2014-12-24 10:40:03

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.

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

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.

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

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.

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

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.

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face.

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects


Word of the Day
quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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