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Why Are Peppers Hot?

The Chile Pepper Institute
This non-profit organization is devoted to education, research, publication and archiving information related to Capsicums or chili peppers. Learn about chile pungency, gardening, identifying chiles and much more.

Taste Researchers Savor Fruits Of Work
This article in The Scientist looks at research in the field of taste, including that of Linda Bartoshuk at Yale University (featured in this show).

Are you a super taster?
Find out if you are a supertaster, an average taster or a non-taster. (For more on this topic, check out the interactive Web Feature Taste Test (LINK).)

Capsaicin Found to Reduce Pain
This press release details Wendye Robbin's research with capsaicin pain-relieving cream at UCSF.

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A Ticklish Question  
  Laughing Matters  
  Cold Comfort  
  Why are Peppers Hot?  
  Grains of Inspiration  
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