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Tea is made of 30,000 different chemicals, and according to researchers, it needs to brew for five minutes (ideally in a pot) rather than a couple of minutes in a cup to allow the complex flavours to come through. The Telegraph

Archaeologists have found 7000-year old cheese in Neolithic pottery, and believe this represents the birth of the dairy industry.

Researchers have added tiny jelly sponges to chocolate, to make something that tastes and feels just the same with half the fat. The science is that the tiny balls of agar agar have to be smaller than 30 millionths of a metre across (about half the width of a human hair) to stay suspended in the chocolate when it is heated and cooled.

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