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Toxic aldehydes detected in reheated oil

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain) have been the first to discover the presence of certain aldehydes in food, which are believed to be related to some neurodegenerative ...

Feb 22, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 1

'Seeing' the flavor of foods

The eyes sometimes have it, beating out the tongue, nose and brain in the emotional and biochemical balloting that determines the taste and allure of food, a scientist said here today. Speaking at the 245th National Meeting ...

Apr 11, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 1

Study examines chemists' decision-making processes

(Phys.org)—Though we may not realize it, our minds spend a lot of time dis­carding infor­ma­tion. More like a big-​​box store than a box of choco­lates, life is con­stantly throwing us infor­ma­tion we don't ...

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Turning CO2 into fuel

With new fossil fuel power stations being built every week, and the idea of burying CO2 [carbon sequestration] regarded by many scientists as unproven or even unworkable, coming up with an alternative solution ...

May 13, 2010 3.7 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Bacterium counteracts 'coffee ring effect'‬

Ever notice how a dried coffee stain has a thicker outer rim, while the middle of the stain remains almost unsoiled? This 'coffee ring effect' also occurs in other materials. Researchers from the Departments ...

May 14, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 0