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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.

2014-12-12 08:27:32

VALHALLA, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MiraBurst(TM), LLC, a subsidiary of MB Group USA, LLC, is an organization spearheading the cultivation of revolutionary miracle berries.

2014-11-18 12:28:42

-- Penn State Scientists Study Sucralose and Other Low Calorie Sweeteners -- FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov.

wine nanoscience
2014-09-19 12:25:15

Researchers at Aarhus University have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.