Savoury Taste? The savoury taste that defies the other flavour categories of sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Some elderly people lose the ability to taste umami. As Takashi Sasano and his colleagues at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, discovered several years ago. Now, the team has found that they can boost these people’s […]
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Heterochromia is a result of the relative excess or lack of melanin ( pigment). Heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin. It may be inherited, or caused by genetic mosaicism, disease, or injury. A long – long time ago people with different eye […]
Easter Island is an isolated Polynesian island located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Politically, Easter Island is a special territory of Chile. Easter Island is famous for the almost 900 stone statues, called moai, that are in the shape of human heads and simple bodies. These moai statues were created by the Rapanui […]
Paris... France It may seem obvious, but there's a reason why Paris always ends up on top of most art... lovers' lists. Start with one of the largest and most well-known museums in the world, the Louvre (Musee du Louvre). This museum displays an estimated 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Painting and protest. Shulzhenko Vasily was born in 1949. In 1973 he graduated from Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Member of the MAU (painting section) since 1978. Figurative painting in the genre of free fantasy. His works are in private and museum collections in Russia…
Expensive kits… These are expensive kits, made for the wealthy; not some cheap and cheesy plastic novelty items. Such luxury concedes a seriousness — a deadly seriousness. These items were made to address deep, dark, primal fears. And then, like our fears often are, they were not thrown away but stored in equally […]
The death of Adolf Hitler still remains one of the biggest mysteries in history. There are numerous theories that mostly come down to speculation that the Nazi leader didn’t die in his bunker, but managed to escape and hide. He allegedly was hiding for years and peacefully died in his own bed. A […]
Can bunnies and puppies be friends? Most certainly. Well, almost certainly. It rather depends primarily on the temperament of your dog. However, use your common sense. Asses your pets, is your bunny nervous and high strung?
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. Much about them has only been discovered recently, and misconceptions abound due to the exaggerations and artistic license used in works of fiction. Nevertheless, our similarities and differences are not what many people think. By learning about our relatives we can better understand ourselves.
People who have agonised over their fat thighs might be able to relax a bit. Danish doctors said, they found patients with the thinnest thighs died sooner than the more endowed. Obesity, age, smoking and other factors did not reduce the effect, the researchers reported in the British Medical Journal.
Why am I doing this, obsessively, a bit grimly to lose weight? I’ll spend five minutes warming up on the VersaClimber, a towering machine that requires you to move your arms and legs simultaneously. Then I’ll do 30 minutes on a stair mill. On Wednesday a personal trainer will work me like a […]