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Posts tagged tongue

November 15, 2012

 

looking down at a glass with carbonation

What Is Carbonation?

All those little bubbles are popping on my tongue, and it makes that fizzy tingling you feel.

September 28, 2012

 

woman with red lips making the fish face

The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Chili Takes Out Other Flavors

Have you ever noticed that when you eat hot chili it dulls the flavors of other things? In this Moment of Science we explain why that is.

September 27, 2003

 

Chili or Mint

At the University of California , David Julius and his research team have been making some interesting discoveries involving tongue receptors and a substance contained in chili peppers. They found that this substance activates the same receptors that senses heat.

September 27, 2003

 

Beetles that Collectively Seduce Male Bees

As you land on top of her you realize too late the mistake you have made. You do whatever it is that bees do when they are terrified. This is no female bee, no possible mate.

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