Tag: Penguins

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Penguins Can’t Taste The Umami Flavor Of Fish

Penguins haven’t been able to taste sweet, bitter, and umami flavors for more than 20 million years. Because penguins are fish-eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing, says study leader Jianzhi “George” Zhang, a professor in University […]

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Robotic Chick Spies On Shy Penguins

An international team of scientists and filmmakers, led by Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg, France, have been using the robot chick in Adelie Land, Antarctica, where the 2005 documentary “March of the Penguins” was filmed. Robotic chick […]