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FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

Black Ops 2's Vengeance DLC launches Aug. 1 on PS3, PC

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>'s third piece of downloadable content, <i>Vengeance</i>, will be available to PlayStation 3 and Windows PC players Aug. 1, publisher Activision announced today.<p>As usual, the PS3 and PC releases will come approximately one month after the Xbox 360 launch, which took place July</i> …

Taste Receptors Found In Mouse Testicles. Tasticles?

Organoleptic receptors where you least expected them.<p>Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center made a startling discovery while investigating the sense of taste in mice: not only do mice have taste receptors on their testicles, but any attempt to remove these taste receptors results in …

Update on sunspot group 11 times as wide as Earth

AR1785 and AR1787 comprise one of biggest sunspot groupings of Solar Cycle 24. So far, though, the grouping has been surprisingly quiet.<p>Two days ago, …

Astronomy

A solar-powered plane just flew across the US. Next up? A trip around the world

Solar Impulse has had a long journey. Since May 3, the solar plane has been working its way across the U.S., exhibiting its chops as the first craft …

GIF Shows Just How Much The Wimbledon Grass Changes In Two Weeks

Famous for its grass, there are few things more beautiful in sports than the grass at Wimbledon on day one. But by the end of the fortnight, the grass has taken as much of a beating as the players that compete in the finals.<p>This year's grass was more notable than previous tournaments, as players …

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Andy Murray wins Wimbledon with emphatic victory over Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray shook free 77 years of unwanted history as we suspected he might, unaware of exactly how it happened and grateful for the affection of a …

Gravity-Defying Particles Travel Up A Waterfall

The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.<p>Back in 2008, Sebastian Bianchi, then a physics undergrad at the University of Havana in Cuba, was making tea when he noticed something that seemed to defy the most basic rules of physics: Tea leaves from his cup had floated …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Sacred Lotus's Unique Longevity Secrets

A team of 70 scientists recently unveiled the age-old “secret” of the lotus plant that enables it to survive in extreme conditions for hundreds of …

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