Cheese might take on a whole new flavor when you use a plastic utensil. Elizabeth Willing/Courtesy Flavour hide caption

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Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

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The Latest Research On Alzheimer's

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Not One, but Three 'Goldilocks Planets'?

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'Brainwashed' Examines the Value of Brain Scans

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Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand, was destroyed by the tsunami on Dec. 25, 2004. More than 230,000 people died. Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Tips For Surviving A Mega-Disaster

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Harry Kaplan practices pitching during Home Run Baseball Camp at Friendship Recreation Center in June. Kaplan's arm is stretched long and toward the ground as his hips are faced away from the catcher. A chimp, in contrast, could never throw a fastball. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Pitch Perfect: Why Our Shoulders Are Key To Throwing

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In the current New Yorker, Michael Specter explores the conflict among some people who suffer from Lyme disease, and the doctors who study it. aanton/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'The Lyme Wars' That Tiny Ticks Have Wrought

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Eating refined carbohydrates like bagels may stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, research suggests. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sea Lamprey Nosed Into Controlled Areas By Scent

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Before And After: These near-infrared images of Uranus show the planet as seen without adaptive optics (left) and with the technology turned on (right). Courtesy of Heidi B. Hammel and Imke de Pater hide caption

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For Sharpest Views, Scope The Sky With Quick-Change Mirrors

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Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

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Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers

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Happy Birthday: Cake, candles and cone-shaped hats make regular appearances at birthday parties. What gives? William Gottlieb/Corbis hide caption

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What Makes Rituals Special? Join Us For A Google+ Conversation

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