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2012-03-12 19:52:43

Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.

2012-03-12 15:00:34

University of Rhode Island marine biologist Jacqueline Webb gets an occasional strange look when she brings fish to the Orthopedics Research Lab at Rhode Island Hospital.

2012-02-29 12:41:31

A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain's visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell.

2011-12-22 15:33:07

Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.

2011-12-15 16:26:29

A discovery in fruit flies may be able to tell us more about how animals, including humans, sense potentially dangerous discomforts.

2011-12-10 02:00:24

People with a certain form of inherited hearing loss have increased sensitivity to low frequency vibration.

2011-12-09 16:24:38

Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows.

2011-12-05 13:02:56

Fruit flies and mosquitoes share similar sensory receptors that allow them to distinguish among thousands of sensory cues – particularly heat and chemical odors – as they search for food or try to avoid danger.

2011-12-03 11:23:05

Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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