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Posts tagged smell

January 25, 2006

 

artificial_flavors

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.

May 10, 2004

 

flower

Why Our Brains’ Sniff Imaginary Roses

When we imagine a rose, why do we sniff out loud to smell it?

February 26, 2004

 

The Smell of Dirt

Ever wonder where dirt gets that fresh smell? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 7, 2003

 

Getting the Stink Out of Sewage

Sewage stinks. But did you know that bacteria can make it smell better?

September 27, 2003

 

Why Fish Smell More than Meat

Ever wonder why rotten fish smell worse than beef? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Baking Basics

Things like coffee grounds and charcoal are called “physical deodorizers,” because they absorb tiny particles in the air that are causing the smell. The problem is, eventually they reach a state called “equilibrium,” in which the deodorizer has absorbed all it can.

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