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Nobel Prize awarded to researchers who parsed how we feel temperature and touch
The pair of scientists identified key mechanisms that enable us to sense heat, cold, and touch in the world around us.
Spiciness isn’t a taste, and more burning facts about the mysterious sensation
There's a little bit of masochism involved.
11 dried Mexican chiles to know and love, plus how to use them
A beginner’s guide to the pantry workhorse of Mexico.
This guy ate a pepper so hot doctors thought he might be having an aneurysm
The Carolina Reaper gets everyone in the end.
We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it
Here's why humans love pain.
Stop looking for the latest superfood and eat a chili pepper
A hot lesson in nutritional studies.
How hot peppers and marijuana could help cure gut problems
Just don't try to fix your colitis with Sriracha
FYI: What is the Hottest Pepper in the World?
Or, which pepper will make the most hilarious YouTube video when you film yourself eating it?
We are not looking forward to this being adapted for general use
Set Your Tongue On Fire
Scientists discover that chili peppers produce actual heat