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Figuring out methane's role in the climate puzzle

The U.S. may be on the verge of an economy driven by methane, the primary component of natural gas, which burns cleaner than coal and is undergoing a production boom. It has poised the country as a top fuel producer globally, ...

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MDMA godfather Alexander Shulgin's legacy

The first time ecstasy impinged on the public consciousness in Britain was in November 1995, when an 18-year old Essex schoolgirl named Leah Betts died a few days after taking a tablet at a birthday party. The cause of her death was drink ...

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The science behind the perfect coffee

(Phys.org) —A chemist at the University of Bath has teamed up with the UK Barista Champion to find the best type of water for making coffee. The pair are heading to the World Barista Championships in Italy ...

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Ice cream sensations on the computer

Changes in coldness, creaminess or texture that we experience in the mouth while we are eating an ice cream can be visualised on a screen using coloured curves. Graphs help manufacturers improve product quality, ...

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Cheers to better beer foam

(Phys.org) —It's an unlikely beer-drinking toast: "Here's to El-Tee-Pee-Won!" Yet, the secret to optimal foam in the head of a freshly poured brew, according to Cornell food science research, is just the ...

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Science finds wines' fruity flavors fade first

Testing conventional wisdom with science, recently published research from Washington State University reveals how different flavors "finish," or linger, on the palate following a sip of wine.

Research offers 'promise' of improved food safety

The issue of food safety has rocketed up the political agenda in recent years but despite huge improvements, some concerns and problems still persist. Fears about our food are moving away from issues about ...

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Quantifying sensory data

Bite into a juicy pear or a spicy hot pepper, and thousands of electrical impulses race to your brain. Taste buds pick up signals for basic taste qualities like sweet and sour, and your tongue also senses ...

Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.5 billion this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout. ...

Anticipating the future of doping in sport

Doping in sport is nothing new. Ancient Greek athletes used stimulating potions to fortify themselves. Strychnine, caffeine, cocaine, and alcohol were regularly used by cyclists in the 19th century. Marathon ...

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Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures

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