Mysterious Beer

Episode 48,   Aug 23, 2020, 04:00 AM

Why do some people hate the taste of beer? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy track the mysteries of one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. 

Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.

  •  This could all fall to genetics 
  • People who are sensitive to bitter tastes have more taste receptors in their mouths 

INTERVIEW: Live Science Staff Writer, Brandon Specktor, talks to microbiologist Ronen Hazan from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel about how a remarkable experiment where beer has been made using 5000 year old yeast from Ancient Egypt. 
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