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2009-03-09 13:38:04

A taste tester for Britain's Costa Coffee said the company has taken out an insurance policy on his tongue worth $14 million. Costa Coffee taster Gennaro Pelliccia said the company took out the insurance policy with Lloyd's of London as it prepares to open a planned 100 new stores during the year, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. In my profession, my taste buds and sensory skills are crucial, Pelliccia said.

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2008-12-16 10:35:00

The findings of the world’s largest study so far on the ability of children and young people to taste and what they like have now been published.

2008-10-22 09:00:42

Scientists at Redpoint Bio Corporation (OTCBB: RPBC) have developed a quantitative method to measure and classify the bitter or bad taste of frequently used medicines.

2008-08-26 09:00:00

By Gret Bluestein Associated Press ATLANTA -- The tireless tongue already controls taste and speech, helps kiss and swallow and fights germs. Now scientists hope to add one more ability to the mouthy muscle, and turn it into a computer control pad.

2008-07-02 16:31:03

Thanks to salt and hot chili peppers, researchers have found a calculus-computing center that tells a roundworm to go forward toward dinner or turn to broaden the search. It's a computational mechanism, they say, that is similar to what drives hungry college students to a pizza.

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2008-06-10 14:10:05

Using the same concept behind commercial breath-freshening strips, a Temple University researcher has developed a new, easier method for clinical taste testing.

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2008-03-17 16:00:00

According to researchers at the Monell Center, fruit flies are more like humans in their responses to many sweet tastes than are almost any other species.

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2008-03-17 13:25:00

Does coffee in a flimsy cup taste worse than coffee in a more substantial cup? Firms such as McDonalds and Starbucks spend millions of dollars every year on disposable packaging, but a new study suggests that trying to skimp in this area might not be worth it.

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2008-03-04 16:40:00

Chop an onion and you risk crying over your cutting board as a burning sensation overwhelms your eyes and nose. Scientists do not know why certain chemical odors are so highly irritating, but new research has uncovered an unexpected role for specific nasal cavity cells.

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2007-08-31 09:05:00

Flies love Samuel Adams Winter Lager. That may not seem too surprising -- after all, it's great beer. But for a team of researchers, the news was astounding and has led to a serious scientific breakthrough.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.