Pucker Up: The Origins of Kissing
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Pucker Up: The Origins of Kissing

On Valentine’s Day this year, I was taking a leisurely (and lonely) stroll down Lygon Street in Melbourne. There were couples aplenty on the footpaths, cheerfully celebrating yet another year of mutual affection. And, as part of this romantic ritual, they were all doing the same thing, displaying a very unusual behaviour. You’ve never thought … Continue reading

Are you a supertaster?
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Are you a supertaster?

Supertasters are people that have a superior sense of taste and experience all foods as vibrant flavours.  Supertasters experience extreme taste and are sensitive to bitter, sour, sweet, salty and umami (savoury) foods. Non-tasters tend to experience foods as dulled down and not as intense. Approximately 25% of the population are supertasters, comprising 35% women … Continue reading