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November 24, 2009



Fragrant And Toxic

New research suggests that burning a candle may be toxic.

February 6, 2009



Smelly Dreams

Researchers have found that odors can affect dreams.

December 26, 2007


Freshly baked cookies


Anosmia, the term for the lack of a sense of smell, affects over two million Americans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 29, 2007


Girl smelling flower

To Sniff or to Smell

To sniff and to smell, they are basically the same thing right? Actually, sniffing and smelling are two different phases of the smelling process.

January 28, 2006



A Rose By Any Other Smell

In 1595, each rose likely did smell as sweet as the next, but now, fans of the mantra "stop and smell the roses" won't find much to smell.

January 25, 2006



Can You Taste the Chemicals?

It sounds fanciful, but Wonka's gum flavored as food is far from impossible if you have the help of a skilled flavorist.

July 22, 2005


Your Dog’s Got Mail

As you may have noticed, your dog probably treats each walk as an adventure-packed expedition through the Amazonian wilds. What’s up with the constant sniffing of every patch of sidewalk, tuft of grass, and length of stop sign? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005


Smelling in Stereo

Why do snakes have forked tongues and why do they flick them? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004


A gold fish swimming around a bowl

Can Fish Smell?

Do fish have olfactory senses? How do they smell without a "nose?" Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 14, 2004


Nostrils and Roses

Why do humans have two nostrils? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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