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March 1, 2019

 

Smelling Your Way Around

Scientists at McGill University in Canada have found that people who have a great sense of smell are often also good navigators.

May 31, 2018

 

Your Sense Of Smell Is Better At 9 PM Than At 3 AM

In 2017, scientists found a link between peoples' senses of smell and their circadian clocks.

December 8, 2017

 

Your sense of smell can impact your ability to diet.

Don’t Smell Your Cake

A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.

November 8, 2017

 

What smells do you associate with positive memories?

Smell The Past

Odor-evoked memories increase temporal lobe activity which has been linked with positive memory processing.

June 20, 2016

 

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Do Sharks Navigate by Smell?

Scientists confirm that sharks navigate long distances using their sniffers.

February 16, 2016

 

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Nostrils and Roses

You have two nostrils to process the smell of chemicals at different rates and get a full whiff.

January 29, 2016

 

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No Rose By Your Nose

Sniffing helps you imagine the smell of absent objects.

May 19, 2015

 

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That New Carpet Smell

Today in weird news: Smog is causing new carpets to smell like rotting cucumbers.

November 12, 2014

 

The human nose contains 350 odor detectors. But olfactory receptors are also found in other parts of the body, like skin cells.

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

July 23, 2014

 

When it comes to smell, maybe we're not as far behind other members of the animal kingdom as we once thought.

Super Smell

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

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