Do antiperspirants stop all kinds of sweat? How do they work?
As this watery sweat rinses your skin, it cools the body by evaporation--and even performs a community service by rinsing away potentially stinky bacteria!
I've heard that some dogs can smell if someone has cancer. Is this really true, or is it more like an urban legend?
It smells like rain, but how? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.
We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.
Learn about the dangerous lives of sweat bees on this Moment of Science.
Ever wonder why rotten fish smell worse than beef? Find out on today's Moment of Science.
Social insects such as wasps, bees, and ants rely on sight and odor to distinguish a nest mate from an outsider, but can they decipher between individuals?
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.