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July 23, 2014

 

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Super Smell

The human nose may be a lot more capable than we've been led to believe.

May 14, 2014

 

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Research Finds Much Variation In How We Perceive Smells

When it comes to our sense of smell, genetics seems to matter an awful lot.

February 10, 2014

 

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The Smell Of Anxiety

According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.

December 31, 2013

 

Several gold fish viewed from above

Do Fish Have Memories?

Your pet fish's cognitive abilities will probably surprise you!

September 3, 2013

 

a collection of lemons

Smells And Colors

Try this smelly (in a good way) experiment at home!

July 9, 2013

 

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What Makes Dogs Such Great Sniffers?

In one study, dogs were able to smell a particular test scent a thousand times better than humans!

March 27, 2013

 

colors on a cup

Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

November 14, 2012

 

natural gas pipeline in grass

Gas Is Odorless

A chemical commonly used for this is called mercaptin. The process of adding the stink is called stenching.

January 17, 2012

 

hammer head shark

Sharks Are “Swimming Computers!”

To interpret a barrage of information, sharks have developed a relatively large and complex brain...

December 19, 2011

 

dog nose

Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

I've heard that some dogs can smell if someone has cancer. Is this really true, or is it more like an urban legend?

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