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Bees Have A Sweet Tooth Too
2012-07-01 10:00:42

According to scientists at Arizona State University, honey bees may hold clues to human taste perception and metabolic disorders.

2012-06-21 02:08:43

Wine and cheese. Sour cream and salsa. A burger and fries. Humanity's age-old preoccupation with food pairing is turning a new corner — and fostering some very strange new plate-fellows — as scientists and chefs try to make sense of an idea called "flavor-pairing theory."

2012-06-01 10:12:57

The human tongue has just one receptor type for detecting sweetness but about25 different ones for bitter flavors.

Genes May Explain Why Some People Don't Like  Meat
2012-05-03 06:12:52

If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study.

Unmasking Black Pepper's Secrets As A Fat Fighter
2012-05-02 10:53:31

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.

2012-04-03 20:12:46

The brains of people with anorexia and obesity are wired differently, according to new research.

2012-03-23 13:15:08

While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works.

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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.