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When something smells foul, vinegar flies can't perceive pleasant odors

When something smells foul, vinegar flies can't perceive pleasant odors

Science
March 15 (UPI) -- Vinegar flies can't process pleasant odors when something smells bad. When faced with conflicting odors, the repellent odor supersedes, according to a new study. Previous studies showed the brain of the vinegar fly features separate neural circuits for good and bad smells. The studies also showed multiple pleasant odors can be perceived simultaneously by vinegar flies. When scientists layered good smells, the flies altered their behavior. For the latest study, published this week in the journal Nature Communications, researchers exposed vinegar flies to conflicting smells. Functional imaging technologies allowed the scientists to observe the brains of vinegar flies as they were exposed to both good odors and smells that repel. The experiments showed the repellent odor b...
Forget Vinegar, This Is the One Thing You Need for Perfect Poached Eggs

Forget Vinegar, This Is the One Thing You Need for Perfect Poached Eggs

Health
Ah, this explains A LOT. Ask three Southerners how to poach an egg, and you'll get three different replies complete with a handful of different "secret" ingredients (vinegar! salt!) and tools (ramekins! egg-poaching rings! egg-poaching pans!).But vinegar or not, swirling method or poaching pan, here's the most important thing when it comes to poaching your eggs: Use fresh eggs. Yes, those three words can solve a lot of hardships on your egg poaching journey since using "aging" eggs can wreak havoc on your Florentine dreams.As EatThis.com explains in a recent story on the topic of poaching eggs, there's a scientific reason that older eggs don't fair as well in the poaching game: "As an egg ages, the proteins in the thick white disintegrate, and this decreases the ...
These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health
Is apple cider vinegar actually a nutritional superstar? An RD shares everything you need to know. Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as long as you use it correctly.One promising benefit: It seems to help regulate blood sugar. A study published in Diabetes Care looked at men and women with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese), they had lower blood suga...
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Deserve the Hype?

Health
You’ve heard food bloggers and wellness gurus talk about how good it is for you, so what health benefits does ACV really have? Apple cider vinegar is having a bit of a moment right now. It’s popping up in health food recipes everywhere online, and wellness gurus are sharing their love for the liquid all over social media. Fans claim it can help with a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, colds, and dandruff. Some even go as far as to say it can ward off cancer and heart disease.While we know that what we eat and drink does play a big role in our health, is apple cider vinegar really all it’s cracked up to be? Do the health claims about it actually hold water?It can help regulate blood sugarIn people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, drinking an ounce ...