Subscribe to the OSS Weekly Newsletter!

taste

The COVID Science Express: A Vanished Sense of Smell, Viral Origins, and Vaccines

27 Mar 2020

A weekly explanation of the emerging science behind COVID-19 and its infectious agent, SARS-CoV-2. Loss of smell and taste could be a symptom of COVID-19 but not a very specific one

Will Gymnema Curb Your Sweet, Sweet Cravings?

20 Aug 2019

It would have been easy to dismiss the claim out of hand by playing armchair skeptic, but I decided instead to stuff the lawn clippings in my mouth. It really did look like someone had been chasing...

Why can I taste saline and medications when they're inserted into my IV?

18 Sep 2018

Someone recently asked me if I had ever heard a patient complain that they could taste saline and medications when injected into their IV. Truth is, I had never heard of this before, but apparently...

Science Says Scotch Tastes Better Watered Down

5 Jul 2018

Everyone knows that oil floats on water. That’s because oil is nonpolar, and water is polar. These terms describe the arrangement of charges in their structure: nonpolar means a molecule has no net...

The Food Babe has No Idea how Physiology Works

22 Feb 2018

Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That Bad? (MUST WATCH)’. If you’re looking for the quick answer to...

The Science of Taste: why are people picky eaters?

25 Jul 2017

Everyone has come into contact with a picky eater. And almost everyone has tried to coax these picky eaters into getting them to try something new. “How do you know you won’t like it if you’ve...

Back to top