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Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Protein ... and Now Fat 210

Posted by timothy
from the visit-the-chiba-clinic-for-an-upgrade dept.
ral writes "The human tongue can taste more than sweet, sour, salty, bitter and protein. Researchers have added fat to that list. Dr. Russell Keast, an exercise and nutrition sciences professor at Deakin University in Melbourne, told Slashfood, 'This makes logical sense. We have sweet to identify carbohydrate/sugars, and umami to identify protein/amino acids, so we could expect a taste to identify the other macronutrient: fat.' In the Deakin study, which appears in the latest issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, Dr. Keast and his team gave a group of 33 people fatty acids found in common foods, mixed in with nonfat milk to disguise the telltale fat texture. All 33 could detect the fatty acids to at least a small degree."

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 412

by opus7600 (#29013475) Attached to: AT&T Makes Its Terms of Service Even Worse, To Discourage Lawsuits
Depending on the laws in your state, if your car were damaged by debris from such a vehicle, but you were following the vehicle very closely, your compensation would be reduced by contributory or comparative negligence. Basically, even though the sign itself doesn't have any legal power, the advice it gives you is sound.

Comment: Re:the cat (Score 2, Interesting) 437

by opus7600 (#28836593) Attached to: Jeff Bezos Offers Apology For Erasing <em>1984</em>
And do you have *proof* that they can't reach in and delete your non-DRM media? Amazon is stonewalling all attempts from all journalists trying to figure out the actual boundaries the Kindle has. Given what they've shown they can do so far, I'd be very surprised if they were unable to delete an arbitrary file from an arbitrary Kindle, but the fact is, we don't know because they won't say. Seem you're a lot safer just avoiding the Kindle until they start answering some questions or making some changes.

Comment: Re:I am a hippo, you insensitive clod! (Score 1) 599

by opus7600 (#26998219) Attached to: I Count In
You mixed up 5 & 6.
The second half of the book goes:
All through the hippo night, hippos play with great delight. But at the hippo break of day, the hippos all must go away.

9 hippos and a beast join
8 hippos riding east while
7 hippos moving west leave
6 hippos quite distressed
5 hippos then set forth with
4 hippos headed north
3 hippos say "good day"
the last 2 hippos go their way.
1 hippo, alone once more, misses the other 44.
Sony

LittleBigPlanet Creations Raising Copyright Questions 66

Posted by Soulskill
from the darth-sackboy-the-hedgehog dept.
Joystiq's Law of the Game column uses the recently released LittleBigPlanet to address the question of intellectual property rights for user-created content within and for games. At this point, Sony's ToS claims a great deal of control over users' work, unlike Second Life's, which is much more permissive. GiantBomb has a related story pointing out creations within LittleBigPlanet that are copies of other games, and how they could lead to legal troubles for Sony if they aren't quick about taking them down.

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