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Scientists May Have Discovered A Sixth Taste

August 27, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Evan Lorne/Shutterstock It is commonly accepted that we humans can identify five tastes namely, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. The first four have been known for a...

  • Fear the raccoons and their toilet. Facanv/Shutterstock
    Raccoon Toilets Found To Create An “Ecology Of Fear” In Other Animals

    Fear the raccoons and their toilet. Facanv/Shutterstock Raccoons may be linked with trawling through your trash,...

    August 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm
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    Crocodile Plays Tug-Of-War With Elephant’s Trunk

    *violent elephant trumpeting noises* Alexander Makanga/YouTube You had better not to anthropomorphize animals greatly,...

    June 5, 2017 at 8:00 am

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Cool New Ear Implants Enable Deaf Gerbils To “Hear” Light

September 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Grisha Bruev/Shutterstock At present, an experimental technique has been successful in restoring some sense of hearing to deaf gerbils by application of  light. Although...

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Men tend to find it more difficult to decipher sarcasm than women. Syda Productions/Shutterstock

How To Scientifically Tell When Someone Is Lying

January 1, 2018 at 9:43 am

Men tend to find it more difficult to decipher sarcasm than women. Syda Productions/Shutterstock Often in conversation, people would make joke with sarcasm and intend to go...

Science & Relationship »

What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

May 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

Rodents can tell people how alcohol influences men and women. Prairie voles. Image credit: Emory University / YouTube. It is the common experience that on one hand, alcohol...

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There's a reason why you don't see the cabin crew drinking coffee. Max Pixel.

The Gross Reason Why Flight Attendants Never Drink Hot Drinks During Flights

August 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

  There’s a reason why you don’t see the cabin crew drinking coffee. Max Pixel. You may hear that some flight attendants never drink hot water during a flight....

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Image credit: Endohedral fullerenes could help to produce the most accurate atomic clocks ever, and are the most expensive material ever produced. AVN Photo Lab/Shutterstock

What Is The Most Expensive Material In The World?

July 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

Endohedral fullerenes could help to produce the most accurate atomic clocks ever, and are the most expensive material ever produced. AVN Photo Lab/Shutterstock If you are...

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Cool New Ear Implants Enable Deaf Gerbils To “Hear” Light

At present, an experimental technique has been successful in restoring some sense of hearing to deaf gerbils by application of  light. Although it is just the start of a proof-of-concept study, it does make it hopeful that one day doctors could use a similar method for treatment of hearing loss in humans. [...]

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Scientists May Have Discovered A Sixth Taste

It is commonly accepted that we humans can identify five tastes namely, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. The first four have been known for a long long period of time and it was   Democritus, the Ancient Greek philosopher who described the last of them, bitter, nearly2.5 thousand years ago. However, Umami, was [...]

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Fear the raccoons and their toilet. Facanv/Shutterstock

Raccoon Toilets Found To Create An “Ecology Of Fear” In Other Animals

Raccoons may be linked with trawling through your trash, but in fact, they are pretty hygienic animals. When many raccoons are residing in the same location, they usually like to poop in the same place. So such situation turns out the issue that these raccoon toilets would present an ecology of [...]

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The device, seen here, is small and totally harmless. Susan Shore

New Device Could Help Silence Tinnitus By Lightly Zapping The Brain

Tinnitus could be very annoying condition, however, there is now hope that the millions of people currently suffering from the chronic ringing in their ears will be somehow cured . By application of precisely timed blasts of sound and electrical pulses, this experimental device could “reset” the responsible nerve activity [...]

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You wouldn't want the needles Professor Ryan Donnelly is holding, but the real thing is a tiny fraction of this size, to the point where we can barely see a patch being applied. University of Belfast

Microneedle Patches Could Slow Antibiotic Resistance’s Terrifying Rise

Skin patches that are made of thousands of tiny needles could be   capable of offering antibiotics directly to the bloodstream, by doing so, it could help avoid a major path for resistance to appear and spread. Like most methods of controlling bacterial disease, this is unlikely to prove a permanent solution, although it [...]

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A product of alcohol can snap and rearrange the DNA in blood stem cells. il21/Shutterstock

Alcohol Found To Physically Break DNA In Stem Cells, Providing Potential Cause For Cancer

Scientists may have found the one of the reasons that alcohol can cause cancer. It is discovered that the hard stuff can lead to  irreversible damage to the DNA in some of human body’s stem cells, possibly demonstrating kind of a link between alcohol and deadly mutations. During the last decades, more [...]

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Artist’s conception of a brown dwarf with clouds. NASA/ESA/JPL

Hubble’s Successor Might Finally Solve The Mystery Surrounding A Special Brown Dwarf

Quite soon, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be launched and start with its observations of the cosmos. However, the preparatory task for such mission has already begun and astronomers are excitedly expecting the possible discovery ahead. One particular group hopes it will finally find out the secrets behind [...]

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Low-Hum Therapy Seems To Counteract Alzheimer’s Symptoms In Mice

Low-Hum Therapy Seems To Counteract Alzheimer’s Symptoms In Mice

In the past two years, scientists have made some successful achievements in fighting off the suspected cause of Alzheimer’s in mice without using drugs. The first recommended technology applied light pulses to changing brainwaves and at the moment scientists believe it can also be attained with sound waves. A research [...]

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New Study Casts Light On Why This Photo Freaks You Out So Much

New Study Casts Light On Why This Photo Freaks You Out So Much

Some people dislike looking at pictures of clusters of holes. Obviously they have kind of trypophobia, a condition described as the “fear of holes”. However, based on a latest study, it is not linked with fear at all, in fact it is rather an instinctive reaction of disgust. Releasing their discovery in [...]

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Detailed image of the Tarantula Nebula from Hubble. NASA/ESA/E. Sabbi (STScI)

There Might Be More Big Stars In The Universe Than We Thought

It is suggested from some latest observations that the number of large stars have been underestimated and in fact these form in starburst events. If this discovery is more than just an exception to the rule, there could come some consequences for many astronomical theories. According to a report released from [...]

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