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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 …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Auschwitz Survivor Gena Turgel Walked Out of Gas Chamber Alive

LONDON — Of all the stories of survival from the Auschwitz concentration camp, Gena Turgel's is one of the most astonishing.<p>“When I think back, I have to pinch myself sometimes to see if I’m really alive," the 90-year-old told NBC News.<p>Turgel, an elegant woman with more than a hint of mischief in …