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Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …


5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …


Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // Two men try to cross a monsoon-swollen river after the bridge has been washed away, Goa, India. The monsoon season usually begins in June and lasts for three months. Farmers wait for the rains to come, and watch the fields come back to life after being parched for almost half the year.

Tonight, a #longexposure shows the glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom along the seashore in #HongKong. The luminescence, also called #SeaSparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye. #China (Image: AP Photo, Kin Cheung)

In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK

<b>A spell of cold weather across the UK has seen some parts of the country being covered in snow.</b><p>A Met Office yellow warning to "be aware" of snow is in place for north-west England and much of the Midlands, while snow has also fallen in parts of Scotland.<p>Here are images from the areas that have seen …

Michigan's big freeze – in pictures

Barcroft Media photographer Mike Kline captures the frozen landscape after a winter storm hits South Haven in Michigan

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