The Naked Scientists have food on the brain this week, as we hear about how sound can affect taste, why our mood can be changed by what we eat, and we try out some unusual flavour combinations. And in the news; why grizzly bears may help us in the fight against diabetes, the comet chaser that has finally reached its target, and self-assembling origami robots...
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Scientists have made origami-inspired robots that are
capable of folding and unfolding themselves.
Obese bears might help further our understanding of how to treat the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
The comet chaser which has caught up with its quarry after
a ten year journey.
There's lots of both good and bad press surrounding video
games. But what should we believe?
Children in Britain are going to be taught computer programming in schools as part of the new curriculum in September.
Why do foods like lamb and mint sauce go so well
together, while other combinations cause us to cringe?
It's now a well known fact that noses contribute a lot to our sense of flavour, but what about our ears?
What signals does our gut send our brain once we've eaten enough?
The microbes inside of our stomachs may be affecting our mood, and even behaviour...
Right now, I'm listening to music, but that's OK because I finished work hours ago. I find that I can't work with music playing as all my attention is on the music and it distracts me.
On the other hand, I have friends who can't work unless they have music, at loud volume, bla...