Tag Archives: science


10 Apr

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!
Upton Sinclair

The taste of fat

9 Mar

While I admit the consequences may be extremely beneficial, buy the idea of being able to taste fat is absolutely repulsive. And what happens if we start to like the taste of fat, or if food manufacturers can alter the taste of fat? Ew.

We know that the human tongue can detect five tastes — sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a savoury, protein-rich taste contained in foods such as soy sauce and chicken stock),” Russell Keast, from Deakin University, said Monday.

Through our study we can conclude that humans have a sixth taste — fat.

[via Kottke]


Kicking cancer’s ass

15 Feb

Scientists are developing a new treatment for cancer, salve specifically brain cancer, pharm that involves shaking cancer cells to death. Literally. All the while leaving the surrounding cells unharmed.

[via Kottke]