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Taste: Why Do Children Hate Broccoli?

Taste : Why kids broccoli hate There are vegetables that divide society – and cabbage and broccoli are one of them. One reason are sulfur-containing breakdown products that you really have to get used to. by Jan Osterkamp © iStock/ermingut (detail) For many children, broccoli and cauliflower are just “ugh, ugh”. A team of researchers […]

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Body odor warns of danger and diseases

To listen to this article, please log in. Body odor : It smells of danger Threats can be sensed – dog poo as well as spoiled food, fear or illness. That can protect against calamity. But whether you like a smell is also learned. from Frank Luerweg © Spectrum of Science/Martin Burkhardt (excerpt) The breath […]

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Biofluorescence: pocket rats glow in the dark

Luminous animals : Pocket rats are shining back in the dark The pocket rat native to the southeastern USA almost always lives hidden underground. When it is illuminated, it shines back & nbsp; – and nobody knows exactly why. by Jan Osterkamp © stevelenzphoto/Getty Images/iStock (detail) The pocket rat species Geomys pinetis, native to the […]

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Island ecosystems: where centipedes hunt birds

To listen to this article, please log in. Island gigantism : Where giant centipedes hunt On Phillip Island in the South Pacific, giant centipedes eat young seabirds, helping to rebuild an ecosystem. Her role was unknown for a long time because of imported predators. by Susanne Wedlich © Daniel Terrington, Monash University (excerpt) For a […]