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Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents. Using a computerized model, sensory scientists now say they've developed a way to systematically categorize these smells. Using a preexisting set of odors and descriptions, the scientists ran them through the computerized model, categorized them, and have now concluded all the world’s smells...

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2010-12-20 11:45:00

Finding adds to growing evidence of a biological basis for gender-specific play in humans The must-have gift for young female chimpanzees this holiday season might be in the Christmas tree, not under it. That's the finding of scientists at Harvard University and Bates College, who say female chimpanzees appear to treat sticks as dolls, carrying them around until they have offspring of their own. Young males engage in such behavior much less frequently. The new work by Sonya M. Kahlenberg and...

2008-12-22 12:36:17

A shopper at Home Depot in Auburn, Maine, says he discovered two caches of dropped money at the store during visits two days apart. Gil Steward said he found a wallet at the store Tuesday morning that contained nearly $1,000 in cash and while shopping at the same store Thursday morning, he found a green bag stuffed with money, the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, reported Monday. Steward said he took the wallet to the store's customer service counter and the owner, a man in his 20s, thanked...

2008-10-10 15:00:35

LEWISTON - "From Lance Armstrong to Aunt Martha: What Are the Benefits and Risks of Taking Non-Prescription Medical) Supplements?" is the topic of the second installment of a multi-part Mini-Medical School series being offered by Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Dr. Peter Sedgwick, Central Maine Sports Medicine, will discuss the effectiveness and safety of common dietary supplements as well as more complicated ergogenic...

2008-10-10 15:00:29

LEWISTON - Jacque Grenier, a literacy specialist at Longley Elementary School, recently shared with a group of Bates College students her passion for and knowledge about giving schoolchildren the gift of literacy in a workshop about an effective literacy model known as Project Story Boost. Last year, the Lewiston School District won a Carignan grant through the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College to purchase books necessary to implement Project Story Boost. The...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

LEWISTON - The band Bustopher Jones will provide the music for an evening of contra dancing at the Lewiston Public Library Friday, Oct. 10. Leading the dances will be caller Chrissy Fowler of Belfast. "Chrissy is experienced at teaching people of all ages and abilities," said LPL cultural coordinator Cindy Larock, adding, "No prior dance experience is necessary to participate, and people are invited to come with or without partners as the custom is to mix and mingle throughout the evening."...

2008-10-09 15:00:23

LEWISTON - More than 60 people gathered on Sept. 25 at Guthrie's restaurant to hear live performances from six local musical acts - all in the name of building a stronger community. The occasion was the release party for L-A COMP, a compilation CD of 12 musicians from the L-A area. Guitarist and singer Drew Heinonen started off the evening with a set of original and cover tunes, including a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." Fiddler Greg Boardman followed, with his sons backing him up on...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

LEWISTON - Entering its third year of operation, Trinity Catholic School, 17 Baird Ave., has hired James Wieland as its new development director. His job involves improving communication, marketing, strategic planning, fundraising and offering a supportive role to the principal, Paul Yarnevich. Wieland was born in Corning, Calif., and moved to Conway, N.H., at the age of 12 where we completed his secondary education. At Kennett High Schools, he won awards for public speaking, law studies...

2008-10-08 15:00:24

LEWISTON - Bates College will present saxophonist Jeff Coffin, known for his work with banjoist Bela Fleck, in a performance with the Thomas Snow Trio Wednesday, Oct. 22. A member of the two-time, Grammy Award-winning Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Coffin has shared the stage with such diverse and renowned acts as the Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Van Morrison, the Dixie Chicks, Umphrey's McGee and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Coffin will lead a master class earlier in the day, at 4:15p.m., for amateur...

2008-10-04 15:00:21

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know if there are any compounding pharmacies in Lewiston and Auburn. Or where is the closest one? - Susan, Auburn. Answer: Compounding pharmacists customize medications for people who need a specific strength or dosage form that is not available commercially. For example, most often infants will need a lesser dose of a medicine than is available at regular pharmacies. Compounding pharmacists can prepare a medication in other forms, such as cream or liquid and...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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