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Tasty Fat: X-rays Finding the Blueprint of Why Fat Is Yummy

Yesterday − Argonne National Laboratory
Fat free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring and water instead of the rich glob of slowly melting cream we grew to love as kids. When it comes to taste memories, fats are forever. Now X-ray science is contributing to the long quest to understand what makes chocolate and cheese taste…
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