Superfund plan for Columbia River sparks debate in Northwest

It would create one of the largest Superfund sites in America and the first in which most of the toxic pollution comes from another country. But those are not the only unique aspects of an EPA proposal to add the upper reaches ...

Researchers discover how we perceive bitter taste

Humans can sense five different tastes: sour, sweet, umami, bitter, and salty, using specialized sensors on our tongues called taste receptors. Other than allowing us to enjoy delicious foods, the sensation of taste allows ...

Study: Vanishing photos make dating app matches multiply

Because of catfishing and other dating scams, privacy is essential on online dating sites, even more so than other places online. However, these privacy concerns can make people reticent to share the very personal information ...

Best geologic map created for a European rover on Mars

A team of European scientists have published the most detailed geological map of Oxia Planum—the landing site for ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover on Mars. This thorough look at the geography and geological history of the ...

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