Using citizen science to find a new taste

By Bethany Brookshire, 13:21 PM December 3, 2013

We humans love the taste of fat, whether it’s cheese or buttercream frosting or just one more doughnut. But is fat something that we can taste? We know that we can taste salty, bitter, sweet, sour and savory (or umami). But can we taste fat? A new study at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science aims to find out. And if you go to the museum, you might be able to help!

Scientists at the museum are working with scientists at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., to find out whether we can tas...

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