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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.

2014-09-18 12:25:17

Celebrate National Mushroom Month at home and out with family and friends SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept.

hummingbird sweet tooth
2014-08-23 05:32:04

Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have discovered the biological reason why these tiny flying creatures differ from their avian counterparts.

2014-05-01 08:36:35

Recent Highlights Include: SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senomyx, Inc.

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face.

Sweetness Weakens Ability To Taste Sweets
2013-11-22 09:07:29

Obesity may alter our relationship to food by changing our ability to detect sweetness on our tongues.

2013-09-20 23:18:04

At a time when umami is all the crave, there are few better opportunities to introduce a blog dedicated to the power of “savory taste” and the science behind it.


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  • An armed gangster.
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