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  • In our Genetics of Taste lab, we study Tas2r38 (allows us to taste certain bitter substances), only ONE of the MANY genes that allow us to perceive taste, but just because here at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science we only study bitter doesn't mean we don't love each of the other taste…
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  • This post comes directly from the field! Meghan Sloan (see picture above), one of our fantastic staff members from the science laboratory in Expedition Health writes: In late January I visited Mrs. Waage's class at McLain Community High School to talk about the coolest job I've ever had: A…
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  • Hot Bisque

    Posted 02/08/2011 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    Well I did it-the thing we ask visitors daily if they did as a way to screen their taste data.  Did you burn your tongue recently?  Yesterday the Museum catering team made incredible (and incredibly hot) tomato bisque.  In a rush, I plunged in my spoon and slurped -- ouch. You w…
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  • Welcome to a world where very small changes in a persons' DNA can have a huge impact on how they perceive taste. This blog aims to explore this and other findings from the live research study, Genetics of Taste: A Flavor for Health, happening right now in the permanent exhibit Expedition Health. W…
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  • Have you ever thought about stealing poop? In the tropics, particularly in Africa, a whole group of dung beetles, the kleptoparasites, have specialized in stealing poop from other dung beetles. In some parts of the African savanna, the poop thieves are the most abundant group of dung beet…
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  • Keep an eye here for updates on our exciting collections projects as well as interesting objects we will share with you as we proceed with inventorying and photographing of the collections. We will also introduce our staff and volunteers here as we continue to add content to this page.
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