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  • Tongue's sour-sensing cells taste carbonation

    10/19/2009 10:04:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 762+ views
    Science News ^ | October 15th, 2009 | Rachel Ehrenberg
    Protein splits carbon dioxide to give fizz its flavor The light, sparkly fizz of champagne owes its taste to the tongue’s sense of sour. New studies in mice reveal how the tongue tastes carbonation, solving an old puzzle of why some mountain climbers get the “champagne blues.” Tasting fizz begins with a special protein that’s tethered to sour-sensing taste cells on the tongue, researchers report in the Oct. 16 Science. This protein, the enzyme carbonic anhydrase 4, splits carbon dioxide into bicarbonate ions and free protons, which stimulate the sour-sensing cells. Scientists have long thought that the taste of carbonated...
  • France and their Jewish countrymen - a love affair gone sour

    08/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 867+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/18/09 | staff
    There's Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve (in better days) and rude waiters, lovely Paris in the spring and stifling and deserted Paris in August, brave fighting comrades in 1917 and waving the white flag in World War II. And then there is the relationship between the French and their Jewish countrymen. France's cyclical anti- and philo-Semitism is the theme of "Being Jewish in France" (Comme un Juif en France), Yves Jeuland's densely detailed documentary film, a three-hour long overview of what one Jewish jurist describes as "a love affair gone sour."
  • Sweet & Sour: A Day In The Life Of Hillary Clinton

    08/31/2007 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies · 699+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 31 AUGUST 2007 | AP
    Thursday Marked By Donor Controversy & Laughs With Letterman (CBS) NEW YORK -- One day in the life of Hillary Clinton shows two very different sides of the New York senator and presidential candidate. First, she was talking about a campaign donor controversy that has dogged her in recent days. A few hours later, she was looking for a few laughs. On Thursday, Clinton finally broke her silence, about a campaign donor who is a fugitive from California. "We were all surprised by this news, and we have a procedure that we follow, and upon verifying it, we returned the...
  • Kerry: Iraq Election No Big Deal

    01/30/2005 9:31:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 197 replies · 5,709+ views ^ | 1/30/05 | Carl Limbacher
    A bitter-sounding Sen. John Kerry dismissed the historic Iraqi election on Sunday, warning Americans not to "overhype" the watershed event. "No one in the United States should try to overhype this election," Kerry told NBC's "Meet the Press." The failed presidential candidate questioned the historic referendum's legitimacy, saying, "It's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote." Kerry also pooh-poohed reports of a surprisingly high 72 percent turnout by Iraqi voters, insisting instead that the election has "gone as expected." Asked if he thought Iraq was now less of...

    10/09/2004 10:45:48 AM PDT · by forest · 23 replies · 1,364+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #320 ^ | 10-10-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Last week, Cliff Kincaid, Editor of the Accuracy In Media Report[1], wrote that at least two in Congress have considered a Rathergate hearing. Actually, the way I heard it was that Rep. Chris Cox requested that House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) schedule a hearing but Barton was not overly enthused with the idea. Rep. Barton is quoted as saying, "A news organization's responsibility is to facts and truth, but the oversight of network news generally is a matter best sorted out by the viewing public and the news media." I wholeheartedly agree. There is a simple reason most...
  • Sour-grapes Democrats say Republicans don't play fair

    04/28/2003 9:34:17 AM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 174+ views ^ | 04/27/03 | Ruben Navarrette
    <p>DALLAS -- Democrats are flummoxed at the news that GOP strategists plan to center President Bush's re-election campaign on national security and fighting terrorism. But what Democrats should really be concerned about is that they have had so little to say on these issues.</p>
  • Ted Turner: "Murdoch Is a War Monger"

    04/25/2003 6:44:14 AM PDT · by off-roader · 36 replies · 298+ views
    CNN-FN, Reuters ^ | 4/25/2003 | Reuters
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ted Turner said too few people own too many media organizations and called rival media baron Rupert Murdoch a "warmonger" for what he said was Murdoch's promotion of the U.S. war in Iraq.</p> <p>"He's a warmonger," Turner said in a Thursday evening speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco of Murdoch, whose News Corp. Ltd. (NWS: Research, Estimates) owns the fast-growing Fox News Channel. "He promoted it."</p>
  • It's Green, Prickly And Sour, But This Plant Could Cure Obesity And Save An Ancient Way Of Life

    01/03/2003 7:09:22 PM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 847+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-4-2002 | Rory Carroll
    It's green, prickly and sour, but this plant could cure obesity and save an ancient way of life Bushmen of the Kalahari stand to benefit from development of hoodia, which curbs appetite Rory Carroll in Johannesburg Saturday January 4, 2003 The Guardian Hunting with bows and poisoned arrows over the bleached sands of the Kalahari, it was sometimes days before the San bushmen had food or water. So precarious was survival that some believed their god was a "trickster" who played jokes with the land and their fate. The San learned that in this arid wilderness of southern Africa they...