The bath of salty ice water freezes ice cream faster than plain ice water could. And speedy freezing does more than minimize the cranking time on a hot summer’s day.
For many scientists, a species’ success is measured by sheer numbers. In that case, the most successful species known to man is a type of bacterium known as S-A-R-11, or SAR-11 for short. Scientists estimate that there are two-hundred and forty times a billion billion billion SAR11 cells floating around in the oceans. Now that [...]
One of the more puzzling consequences of old age is a decreasing ability to appreciate the taste of a fine meal. Actually, the problem is not only a matter of taste. It also has to do with smell. When we eat something, we rely on a combined sense of taste and smell to experience flavor. [...]