Sunday, April 27, 2014

Big Picture Science for 04/28/14 - Our Tasteless Show

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Big Picture Science - Our Tasteless Show

ENCORE: Imagine biting into a rich chocolate donut and not tasting it. That’s what happened to one woman when she lost her sense of smell. Discover what scientists have learned about how the brain experiences flavor, and the evolutionary intertwining of odor and taste.

Plus a chef who tricks tongues into tasting something they’re not. It’s chemical camouflage that can make crabgrass taste like basil and turn bitter crops into delicious dishes – something that could improve nutrition world-wide.

Meanwhile, are we a tasty treat for aliens? Discover whether we might be attractive snacks for E.T. And, out-of-this-world recipes from a “gAstronomy” cookbook!


This encore podcast was first released on March 11, 2013


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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