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This is the reason why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

Obesity is known to be associated with a chronic state of low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue that stores energy in the form of fat.

Mar 23, 2018, 11:22 AM IST

Fake whisky can now be detected using new artificial tongue

The synthetic tongue can pick out different qualities in whiskies, such as their brand, age and country of origin using fluorescent dyes. The process is quicker and cheaper than many of the existing methods, researchers said.

Jun 09, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

After Manohar Parrikar, another BJP leader says Arvind Kejriwal's tongue should have been trimmed earlier

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar last week said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's tongue may have stretched because of his constant criticism of PM Modi.

Sep 19, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

BJP Youth Leader expelled for announcing 'prize' for cutting off Kanhaiya Kumar's tongue

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Kuldeep Varshnay was expelled from the party's primary membership for a period of six years by the BJP's district unit.​

Mar 05, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

`Rs 5 lakh reward for cutting off Kanhaiya Kumar's tongue, Rs 11 lakh for his life`

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar 's speech has not only earned him sedition charges but also threats to his life.

Mar 05, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

BJP leader, who offered Rs 5 lakhs for cutting off Kanhaiya Kumar's tongue, expelled

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12 on sedition charge and was released on March 3.

Mar 05, 2016, 09:10 AM IST

Blind people use echoes to detect matter: Study

Blind people use echoes to detect multiple properties of objects through areas of the brain associated with vision, new study says.

May 25, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Mouth, tongue exercises can curb your noisy 'snores'

To all the nose noise makers of the night! A new study has found that you can control your snores with help of mouth and tongue exercises.

May 08, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Cricket World Cup: Indian fan sacrifices tongue seeking divine intervention

Fanaticism drove an Indian cricket fan to the extremes during India's semi-final defeat to Australia, according to reports.

Mar 26, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Cara Delevingne sticks out her tongue at Kim K for a magazine's new cover

Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian recently made the cover of Love magazine where the model looks like she's about to lick the reality TV star.

Jan 27, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz bit his tongue about Asian Cup referees on Wednesday under the watchful eye of tournament organisers following his outburst earlier this week.

Jan 14, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Simple new 'tongue test system' to help diagnose diseases in remotest parts of India

A new 'tongue test system' has been recently developed to help diagnose diseases in remotest parts of India.

Dec 06, 2014, 16:49 PM IST

How brain perceives taste

A new study has helped researchers discover the longstanding secret behind how human brain perceives taste.

Nov 10, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

Fat tongue linked to sleep apnea risk

Obese adults with a significantly larger tongue and higher percentage of fat are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than others, says a study.

Oct 01, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

Taste buds can taste carbohydrates: Study

Everyone knows that the tongue has five senses i.e sweet ,sour, salty, savory and bitter tastes. But scientists now believe that we have one more sense that our tongue can differentiate, i.e. it allows us to perceive carbohydrates.

Jun 12, 2014, 17:13 PM IST

Brain rescues your tongue while chewing

Ever wondered why you do not bite your tongue even when you do not pay attention to your chewing?

Jun 04, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Bumpiness of tongue not linked to having more taste buds: Study

Supertasters are the minority the population who have a heightened sense of taste - particularly for bitter compounds - and for many years scientists have linked the trait with the number of "fungiform papillae" or sensory bumps on the tongue.

May 29, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Tongue speaks volumes about hygiene, health

It wasn`t long ago that singer Cher advised pop sensation Miley Cyrus not to stick her tongue out if it`s coated, which is certainly not visually appealing. Experts say the tongue`s condition speaks volume about one`s hygiene consciousness and also reveals one`s health status.

Jan 23, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

How tongue detects high salt concentrations

Findings from a new study could serve as a springboard for the development of taste modulators to help control the appetite for a high-salt diet and reduce the ill effects of too much sodium, say researchers.

Feb 14, 2013, 19:34 PM IST

Teenager bites off tongue of youth who tried to rape her in UP

Giving full vent to her anger a teenage girl bit off the tongue of a youth, who allegedly tried to rape her in Bhartana area of the district.

Nov 18, 2012, 16:19 PM IST