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How The Science Of Wasabi Could Pave The Way For New Pain Meds

Scientists have modeled the stunning structure of the receptor in our bodies that jolts our senses when we eat sushi garnished with spicy wasabi -- and it turns out that this so-called 'wasabi receptor' may hold clues for developing new pain treatments.<p>The receptor, a protein called TRPA1, resides …


Everest: is it right to go back to the top?

A year after the avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas, climbers are gathering at Everest again. Should Nepalese guides continue to be put at risk to enable rich westerners to reach the summit? Carole Cadwalladr went to base camp to weigh the rights and wrongs of a risky business<p>As the sun goes down, …


How Was Jupiter Formed?

Although planets surround stars in the galaxy, how they form remains a subject of debate. Despite the wealth of worlds in our own solar system, …


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Hubble Captures Colorful Evolving Universe | Video

By combining ultraviolet light with visible and near-infrared wavelengths, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) project has captured the most …