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New research reveals why hummingbirds ¬have a taste for sweets even though they lack a sweet taste receptor on their tongues.

The Surprising Reason Hummingbirds Love Sweets

It's the strangest sweet tooth in the world. Birds lost the ability to taste sugars, but nectar-feeding hummingbirds re-evolved the capacity by repurposing receptors used to taste savoury food.

Why lack of sleep makes us emotionally distracted by everything.

Why lack of sleep makes us emotionally distracted by everything--Sleep-deprived people lose focus and get emotional even when viewing neutral images, but brain training could help keep everything under control

Beyond Salty and Sweet: A Budding Club of Tastes - NYTimes.com

Beyond Salty and Sweet: A Budding Club of Tastes

Beyond Salty and Sweet: A Budding Club of Tastes - The New York Times

Sleep may promote new synapses

Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses - health - 05 June 2014 - New Scientist

Genetically engineered pigs Chinese researchers developed a new kind of pig with 24% less body fat than regular pigs. The genetically engineered pigs that stay warmer, grow faster and healthier, all while reducing costs for breeders. The animals have less body fat because they have a gene that...

Genetically engineered pigs Chinese researchers developed a new kind of pig with 24% less body fat than regular pigs. The genetically engineered pigs that stay warmer, grow faster and healthier, all while reducing costs for breeders. The animals have less body fat because they have a gene that...

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Fort Hood Shooter Ivan Lopez Had Mental Problems, Saw No Combat In Iraq

ANCIENT GENES, MODERN MEALS  Research is starting to poke holes in the hypothesis that calorie-hoarding genes are causing the obesity crisis. ~~ Cade Martin

Ancient famine-fighting genes can't explain obesity

Ancient famine-fighting genes can't explain obesity Scientists look beyond calorie-hoarding genes to understand widening waistlines

Sports: Why we choke under pressure

Sports: Why we choke under pressure

The England football team are turning to a psychologist to stop them crashing out of tournaments at the penalty shoot-out stage.

Fruit Flies for sale - Drosophila

Laser beam makes flies flirt: Mind-altering device activates heat-sensitive neural pathways involved in courtship.

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