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Shaping Taste: Instinctual Intelligence

Sondra Barrett | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste
Sondra Barrett

We use different parts of our brain for language and for our sensory bodily experience. Seeing the photographs of the chemicals of taste, I thought -- wow, they look like what they do and the words we give for those tastes.

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...

REVEALED: How Birds Lost Their Penises

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

How did the chicken lose its penis? By killing off the growing appendage in the egg. That's the finding of a new study, which reveals how most birds...

REVEALED: Surprising Cause Of Itching

natureheader | Posted 05.27.2013 | Science

By Chris Palmer Once thought to be a low-level form of pain, itch is instead a distinct sensation with a dedicated neural circuit linking cells in th...

WOW: World's Tiniest Movie Features Molecule-Sized Actors

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Scientists have taken the idea of a film short down to new levels. Molecular levels. IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-moti...

Holiday Science Read: How Nanobiology Battles Chaos

Michael White | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Michael White

When science assaults our intuition, sometimes we respond with fascination, and at other times, when our favorite beliefs are on the line, with resistance. Can our mundane actions really change the climate of something so large as the Earth?

Do Buckyballs Extend Lifespan?

Lyle J. Dennis, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Science
Lyle J. Dennis, M.D.

We humans, being self-aware, are keenly concerned about death. We have sought the so-called fountain of youth since time immemorial. As the pace of science accelerates we find ourselves at the threshold of an era where we just may start artificially lengthening human lifespan.

Surprising Solution Offered For Origin-Of-Life Puzzle

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/21/2012 10:12 AM EST on LiveScience VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Just as species ...