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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 …

Alternative Medicine

Where did it all go wrong for Johnny Depp?

After Johnny Depp's latest tedious and indulgent performance, Anne Billson asks: where did it all go wrong?<p>Is it inevitable that successful Hollywood actors become caricatures of themselves? It happened to Brando, Nicholson and De Niro. And <b>now it's happening to Johnny Depp</b>.<p>Not long ago, Depp seemed …

Tasmanian Artist Rescues Glammed Up Dolls by Transforming Them with Natural Beauty

With the help of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh, secondhand Bratz dolls transform from modeling high fashion with attitude to showcasing the beauty of simplicity. The artist rescues castoff dolls from thrift shops, repaints their faces, restyles their hair and dresses them in outfits that her mother …

Dolls

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

15 Fascinating facts about McDonald's in UK

As McDonald’s celebrates its 40th birthday in Britain, here are 15 amazing facts about the fast food chain that brought Big Macs to the UK<p>1. The first McDonald’s in the UK opened in Powis St, Woolwich in south east London. The company wanted a West End site, but the only landlord who was selling …