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Why Menthol Chills Your Mouth When ItâEUR(TM)s Not Actually Cold
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, menthol, taste, study, discovery, interesting, cold )

Michael
- 1 day ago - iflscience.com
Try putting an ice-cube in your mouth. The insides of your mouth and tongue instantly turn numb. Hold it in still and you will feel pain. Now try sucking on peppermint. The mint itself is at room temperature, but your mouth instantly feels cold and numb.
Green Comet Lovejoy Keeps Wowing Amateur Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, design, discovery, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology, world )

Caree
- 8 days ago - msn.com
Amateur astronomers and astrophotographers around the globe have been keeping their eyes on the distinctly green glow of Comet Lovejoy, a cosmic object discovered last year that continues to amaze in telescope views. New images (and a short movie) of
How the Sense of Taste Has Shaped Who We Are
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, humans, environment, sense, taste, history, flavour, John McQuaid )

Darren
- 10 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Journalist John McQuaid on the science and history of flavor
Astronauts Evacuate From U.S. Side of International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, science, news, nasa, humans, environment, astronomy, cosmology, space, astronauts, evacuate, International Space Station, toxic, amonia, leak )

Darren
- 10 days ago - scientificamerican.com
An alarm suggesting a potentially toxic ammonia leak on the International Space Station early Wednesday, but it might have been a false alarm
NASA Closer Than Ever to Finding Earth's 'Twin'
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, nasa, news, research, science, space, study )

Ben
- 11 days ago - smh.com.au
NASA's Kepler mission, a space telescope which has scoured more than 150,000 stars for planets beyond our solar system, has found 1000 of the 4175 potential planets discovered so far.
Facing Difficulties: Why People With Bipolar Disorder Don't Always See How You Feel
Science & Tech  (tags: Bi-polar, health, humans, investigation, medicine, mental health, research, science, study )

Ben
- 11 days ago - smh.com.au
People with bipolar disorder often experience amplified emotions, and consequently struggle in their inter-personal relations. ..New Melbourne-based research, however, has found sufferers have reduced ability to recognise emotions in other people's faces.
Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup Off the Market
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO's, research, study, ethics, safety )

Marty
- 13 days ago - organicconsumers.org
The technology of agricultural genetic engineering (GE) is the controversial practice of gene-splicing and disrupting the genetic blueprints of plants and trees in a lab, to produce patented seeds. The seeds are generally one of two types
CAR CARE NEWS YOU CAN USE: Here's Why You Shouldn't Idle Your Car on Cold Mornings
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, study, technology )

Cal
- 13 days ago - poetsareangels.com
Despite common belief, your car doesn't need time to warm up. Check below to see how the myth could be hurting you, and your wallet.
5 Sky Events This Week: Comet Brightens, Mercury Meets Venus
Science & Tech  (tags: Comet Lovejoy, Hubble Space Telescope, science, nasa, climate, ancient, astronomy, discovery, humans, history, Gizmos, research, space, study, technology, world, scientists, computers, interesting )

Roxy
- 16 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
As a new year dawns, watch a comet burn and the stars turn. Happy New Year! As a bright comet blazes across the sky, familiar friends from mythology parade for sky-watchers this week, making stately strides among the stars.
Study of Ancient Dogs in the Americas Yields Insights Into Human, Dog Migration
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, study, science, dogs, migration, Americas )

Sinikka
- 16 days ago - news.illinois.edu
A new study suggests that dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed a land bridge from Siberia to North America.
Newfound Exoplanets Are Most Earth-Like Yet
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, news, nasa, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, exoplanets, kepler )

Darren
- 16 days ago - scientificamerican.com
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft finds two worlds that have sizes and orbits similar to ours
Are We That Different? The Heartbreaking Truth About How Animals Mourn (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, love, grief, mourning, research, study, scientists, interesting, science )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Across the board, scientists in animal behavior, ecology, biology, and numerous other fields are finding that the evidence is there: non-human animals have the capacity for not just emotion, but also for love and grief.
The Messy Minds of Creative People
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, performance, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, intelligence, creativity, people, mind )

Darren
- 23 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind
Scientists Trace Ebola Outbreak to a Tree Where Children Play
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Ebola Outbreak, children, fruit bats, research, study, news, humans, environment, investigation, interesting )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - washingtonpost.com
According to research published Tuesday by the Robert Koch-Institute, fruit bats are almost certainly to blame for the current Ebola outbreak, which has claimed 7,800 lives so far.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Video of Sun Flare With X1.8 Intensity
Science & Tech  (tags: solar flare, video, nasa, news, science, interesting, discovery, space, study, technology, research )

Roxy
- 28 days ago - inferse.com
NASA recently released a powerful video of a recent solar flare. The flare was big enough to be classified as an X1.8. Flares that meet the X-class requirements are 10 times as powerful as Class-M flares.
 

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