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A cell hookup helps the tongue tell sweet from sour

A cell hookup helps the tongue tell sweet from sour

Author: Bethany Brookshire / Source: Science News for Students How does a tongue taste banana? For the brain to taste a banana as sweet, the tongue and the brain need to communicate with the right cellular “handshake.” When a flavor hits the tongue, it...

When bitter + bitter = sweet

When bitter + bitter = sweet

Author: Bethany Brookshire / Source: Science News for Students Two artificial sweeteners are sweeter than one, and scientists finally know why. Artificial sweeteners can have a not-so-sweet side — a bitter aftertaste. Their flavors can be such a turnoff that...

5 Savory Ways to Season Watermelon

5 Savory Ways to Season Watermelon

Author: Claire Lower / Source: Skillet Photo by Rameez Sadikot. I don’t know if it’s a Southern thing, or a specific-to-my-grandmother thing, but I grew up eating a lot of melon for dessert, and it always, always, always was served with a sprinkling of salt....

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