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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.

2012-05-02 11:39:49

People with good hearing also have a keen sense of touch; people with impaired hearing generally have an impaired sense of touch.

2012-05-02 09:58:03

Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Gives Pigeons Built-in GPS
2012-04-27 04:53:47

Certain neurons in the brains of pigeons encode the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field, giving the birds an inborn internal global positioning system, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.

2012-03-22 09:36:29

People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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