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Posts tagged taste buds

May 23, 2014

 

Extreme close-up of taste buds on someone's tongue

Age, Taste And Smell

As we age, out food tends to taste less flavorful. What's up with this?

November 23, 2011

 

Cupcakes decorated as brown turkeys

Talking Turkey About Taste

This Thanksgiving, before you dig into your feast, take a moment to learn about how you experience all those different and wonderful tastes!

June 23, 2010

 

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Salty Consequences: When Do You Add The Salt?

When is the best time to add salt to food? Before or after you cook it?

May 20, 2005

 

Pass the Salt

when is the best time to salt it: before you cook it, during cooking, at the end of cooking, or just before you eat it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2005

 

Old and Senseless

The sad truth about aging, on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

Fruit Fly Tongue

Learn about fruit flies and how their taste receptors on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Woman walks through giant colon exhibit.

Supertasters Beware! 3-D Taste Buds May Lead To Colon Cancer

Supertasters have extra taste buds on their tongues making eating much more intense, but having super-sensitive taste buds isn't all it's cracked up to be...

September 27, 2003

 

A Caterpillar Addiction

The root of the addiction lies not just in this chemical, but in the chemical receptors located in the whiskers just outside of the caterpillar’s mouth.

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