Is beer unbearably bitter, or does hot tea taste sweet? You might be a thermal taster – Science News

Is beer unbearably bitter, or does hot tea taste sweet? You might be a thermal taster – Science News

Heather Smyth’s ice cubes are always salty — not as salty as sea water, but about halfway there. At least, that’s how they taste to her. “For years I’d think, ‘how the heck is salt getting into my ice cube tray?’” she said. But her freezer was working fine. It …

Medical Science Liaison | Pharmaceutical / Biotech

Due to growth we have a newly created Medical Science Liaison role available for our high profile and market leading Respiratory therapeutic area in Queensland.Reporting into the MSL Manager, the role will play a critical part in engaging with key Respiratory specialists to evaluate and share scientific research and provide …

North Korean nuclear test had energy of 10 Nagasaki bombs and moved mountain, geophysicists say – Science News

North Korean nuclear test had energy of 10 Nagasaki bombs and moved mountain, geophysicists say – Science News

An underground North Korean nuclear test in September last year exploded with 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb that exploded over Nagasaki in 1945. It also caused parts of the overlying mountain peak to sink by half a metre and shift about 3.5 metres south. key points Key …

South-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo’s shrill screech may help save it from extinction – Science News

South-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo’s shrill screech may help save it from extinction – Science News

Unusually, the female of this cockatoo species is more colourful than the male. He is truly glossy; black as tar glistening in the heat, with a strong circle of red revealed on the tail, most visible when seen from below. But he pales in comparison to his mate. She is …

The science of weight-loss shakes: How meal replacements work – Health

The science of weight-loss shakes: How meal replacements work – Health

A meal replacement diet is, well, exactly what it sounds like. The idea is to replace your regular meals with low-kilojoule powdered shakes and snack bars to reduce your overall energy intake and subsequently help you lose weight. If you can stomach shakes and bars for breakfast (and in some …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say – Science News

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat’s idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, …

Cut down on your household waste and reduce what we send to landfill with these tips – Science News

Cut down on your household waste and reduce what we send to landfill with these tips – Science News

When British man Daniel Webb decided to collect all his plastic waste for a year, he never imagined the polypropylene mountain his buying habits would build. His 4,490 pieces of plastic waste are pasted to a giant billboard in the coastal town of Margate in south-east England as part of …

Australia is late to the space agency party, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – Science News

Australia is late to the space agency party, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing – Science News

After announcing plans for a national space agency in September, the Federal Government will put its money where its mouth is. On Tuesday, it will commit $50 million of seed funding in this year’s budget to establish the Australian space agency. Looking abroad, Australia is pretty late to the party. …

Ancient butchered rhino suggests humans lived in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – Science News

Ancient butchered rhino suggests humans lived in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – Science News

Early humans called the Philippines home as far back as 700,000 years ago — and it appears they had an appetite for rhinoceros, according to newly discovered fossils. key points Key points: Stone tools and animal remains, including a nearly a complete ancient rhino skeleton, were found on the island …

Science can’t solve climate change — better politics can, former IPCC scientist says – Science News

Science can’t solve climate change — better politics can, former IPCC scientist says – Science News

It’s not every day you hear that the climate change debate needs to be “more political and less scientific” — but that is exactly what Mike Hulme is calling for. The 2015 Paris agreement was declared “a victory for climate science“, but Professor Hulme — who used to work for …