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Spatial Perception Influenced By Fear
2012-10-22 12:48:06

Two psychologists recently demonstrated that a sense of fear and impending danger can change our spatial perception of an approaching object.

Ability To Taste Linked To Better Respiratory Health
2012-10-09 11:05:30

A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,

2012-10-08 13:59:56

A University of Michigan biophysical chemist and his colleagues have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA, the chemical cousin of DNA.

2012-09-28 12:58:27

Our brains are better at hearing new and approaching sounds than detecting when a sound disappears.

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2012-09-09 08:23:15

Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house?

2012-08-13 15:02:34

A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins.

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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