MSG once induced fears of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome. Now, scientists say it’s the prototypical stimuli for umami, the fifth and most recent inductee into the exclusive club of basic tastes.
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Sperm-shaped fauna invade New England. A sleepless, gun-toting bunch chase down the promise of striking it rich. The story of an elver kingpin.
A guerilla water sampling mission to understand the organisms colonizing water distribution systems: Dark, cool places that are loaded with chlorine. (Audio interview on Science Times)
Pharmacy robberies have spiked in large part thanks to illegal demand for OxyContin. A look inside the drugmaker’s efforts to protect its product and the pharmacists at the front lines.
Building 51F in Berkeley, where scientists sear hamburger patties as a reliable source for generating pollution—and make the case for better ventilation.
The Experimental Lakes Area influenced environmental policy around the world. So why did Canada’s Harper government abandon it?
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